10.10.1813 (Le Roncole, Italy) – 27.01.1901 (Milano, Italy)
La traviata (Italian for “The one who has lost her way”) is an opera by Giuseppe Verdi (music) and Francesco Maria Piave (libretto) based on the novel “La dame aux camelias” (1848) by the author Alexandre Dumas the Younger in February 1852 also brought to the stage as a play. The opera was premiered on March 6, 1853 in the Teatro La Fenice in Venice and initially fell through with the audience before being revised to become one of the most successful operas in music history.
As before in “Rigoletto” and “Il trovatore”, Verdi placed a person who was ostracized and rejected by society at the center of the action. An opera about a courtesan dying of tuberculosis was unprecedented for the time.
In the staging in Wałbrzych, which took place in the historic “Old Mine”, Anna Długołęcka used elements of the stage design symbolizing the bygone era, destruction, neglect, disruption of the hierarchy of values characteristic of the dramatic fate of the main character – Violetta Valery. Original graphics and acoustics, participation in the project of local creative circles – traditional and modern dance groups – a combination of tango with hip-hop and street dance, a team of seniors and artists from Wałbrzych drama theaters, participation of internationally renowned singers in combination with the orchestra’s masterful musical direction Sudecka Philharmonic under the direction of Dariusz Mikulski resulted in a unique spectacle widely reported in local, national and international media.
Producers and main performers:
Dariusz Mikulski – producer / music director
Anna Długołęcka – director
Joanna Horodko – Violetta Valery
Elżbieta Kaczmarzyk-Janczak – Flora Bervoix
Agnieszka Kadłubowska – Anina
Tomasz Janczak – Alfredo Germont
Bogusław Szynalski – Giorgio Germont
Jerzy Gronowski – Gastone
Robert Delegiewicz – Barone Douphol
Teatr Lalki i Aktora w Wałbrzychu
Młodzieżowa formacja taneczna hip-hop “Chilli”
Dziecięca formacja teneczna “Chilinki”
Grupa taneczna “Fresh Crew”
Teatr Tańca “Dawka Energii”
Teatr “Mundi” przy Ogólnopolskim Teatrze “William”