Photo Journal: Ren_e Fleming and Rolando Villaz‹n in LA Opera's Traviata

Classic Arts News   Photo Journal: Ren_e Fleming and Rolando Villaz‹n in LA Opera's Traviata
 


Los Angeles Opera is presenting a sumptuous production of Verdi's La traviata with a sumptuous star: Ren_e Fleming, whose Violetta Val_ry is (perhaps surprisingly) her first performance with the company in an actual opera.

Her Alfredo is Rolando Villaz‹n, one of the most exciting young tenors around; veteran baritone Renato Bruson sings the elder Germont. James Conlon, LA Opera's new music director, is conducting; the production is a newly refurbished version of the 1999 staging by Marta Domingo. The only remaining performance is next Sunday (September 17), but Decca is recording all three performances in the (all too short) run for release on DVD.

For more information on Los Angeles Opera's 2006-07 season, visit www.laopera.com.


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