On July 22, 24, 27 and 29, Pretty Yende will reprise her signature role of Violetta Valéry in Giuseppe Verdi’s La Traviata at Teatro di San Carlo. This marks her last operatic engagement in the 2021-2022 season which brought her masterful portrayal of Violetta to the Royal Opera House, Wiener Staatsoper and Staatsoper Hamburg. She looks forward to returning to the role with San Francisco Opera in the 2022-2023 season.
Ferzan Özpetek’s production of the opera, originally created for Teatro di San Carlo in 2012, sets the drama in the Belle Époque era of Paris. Along with Ms. Yende, the thrilling cast will feature Francesco Demuro as Alfredo Germont, Carlos Alvarez as Giorgio Germont, Valeria Girardello as Flora Bervoix, Daniela Mazzuccato as Annina, Marco Miglietta as Gastone, Enrico Marabelli as Barone Douphol, Pietro Di Bianco as Marquis d’Obigny, Alessandro Spina as Doctor Grenvil, Michele Maddaloni as Giuseppe, Giacomo Mercaldo as Flora’s Waiter and Alessandro Lerro as Commissioner. Francesco Ivan Ciampa conducts.
Photo: Dario Acosta