The Icelandic opera will revive the opera La Traviata by Verdi in Harpa´s main hall Eldborg on November 6th at 8 pm and in Hof in Akureyri November 13th at 8 pm. This famous opera about love of life, freedom, and forbidden love is in three acts and was premiered in Venice in 1853. It is set to an Italian libretto by Francesco Maria Piave based on La Dame aux Camélias a play adapted from the novel by Alexandre Dumas. The opera was originally titled Violetta after the main character and is considered by many to be one of the most beautiful operas of the opera repertoire. Attraction between a Parisian courtesan and a young man from a provincial family leads to a forbidden romance that turns into a scandalous affair and ends up as a heartbreaking tragedy.
Conductor Bjarni Frímann Bjarnason,
Stage director Oriol Tomas,
Set designer Simon Guilbault
Lighting designer; Erwann Bernard
Costume designer Sébastien Dionne
Video designer Félix Fradet-Faquy.
The choir of the Icelandic Opera and dancers will also participate in the production. Choir conductor is Magnús Ragnarsson
Historic collaboration; This will be the first time that the Icelandic opera collaborates with Menningarfélag Akureyrar in this revival of La traviata that will be performed in both the leading Concert Halls in Iceland; Harpa in Reykjavík and Hof in Akureyri. SinfoniaNord will be performing in all the shows under the baton of Bjarni Frímann Bjarnason the Music Director of the Icelandic opera.