International cast for La Traviata on stage on January 4th at the Politeama Theater in Catanzaro

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By John

They will be two prominent names in the national and international opera scene, the soprano Desirée Rancatore and the tenor Alessandro Scotto Di Luzio, the protagonists of La Traviata by Sicilia Classica Festival-Politeama Foundation, on stage next January 4th 2024 at the Mario Foglietti Theater in Catanzaro. A Violetta and an Alfredo who have already performed on stages all over the world, and who are accustomed and fond of the characters they play.
“I have played Violetta so many times – declares soprano Desirée Rancatore, bel canto specialist – that I feel that, in some way, she is a part of me. And, in any case, even after years of study and reflection, she is always a It’s a thrill to play such an intense character, perhaps this is precisely the secret to exciting the audience.”

Also happy to return to the cast of the Sicilia Classica Festival is the Neapolitan tenor Alessandro Scotto Di Luzio, whose bursting vocality is perfect for the interpretation of Alfredo. “His song is a love song, soft, sunny and passionate, which then turns into a song of anger when he feels betrayed by Violetta”.

The other singers are also of a high level: Giovanni Palminteri in the role of Giorgio Germont, Gabriella Aleo in Flora Bervoix, Francesco Cascione in the role of Baron Douphol, Maria Mellace in Annina, Alex Franzò in the role of Marquis D’Obigny, Francesco Ciprì in Gastone, Angelo Michele in the role of Doctor Grenvil, Luigi Lombardo in Giuseppe, Francesco Di Prima in the role of Flora’s servant and Francesco Laino in the role of the Commissioner.

“After the almost sold out of Cavalleria Rusticana and Pagliacci – declares the artistic director Nuccio Anselmo referring to the show staged last November – we want to amaze the audience of the Politeama Theater in Catanzaro with an exceptional cast, of great experience and professionalism ”.

“It will be a Traviata without filters – adds director Lorenzo Lenzi – which tells the story of the society of 1850, between salons and private life, an immoral story, as it was defined at the time, of vices and money”.
The direction of the Calabria Philharmonic Orchestra and the Mediterranean Lyric Choir is entrusted to the internationally renowned Maestro Francesco Di Mauro, who worked on a Traviata that “exalts as much as possible the sometimes festive and sometimes dramatic dynamics of Verdi’s Opera, also and especially through the sound balance between orchestra and singers”.<

The choreography is by Stefania Cotroneo, costumes by Fabrizio Buttiglieri, Stage Director Clementina Cecere, Choir Master Alistar Sorley, artistic director Nuccio Anselmo.
For information and tickets, with the wide discounts to encourage maximum participation, you can contact the box office on 0961-501818 or consult the portal www.politeamacatanzaro.net.