January 25, 2019
On January 25, 2019 Massimo Cavalletti will make his role and house debut as Giorgio Germont in La traviata at the Palm Beach Opera, in a production by Fabio Ceresa and under the musical direction of Antonello Allemandi, the first of a series of three performances running through January 27, 2019. He will share the stage with Kristina Mkhitaryan / Jacqueline Ecols as Violetta and Alexey Tatarintsev / Derrek Stark as Alfredo Germont.
Germont is the second of three Verdi roles that the Italian baritone is adding to his repertoire this season: In September he made his debut as Conte di Luna in Il trovatore at the Teatro del Maggio in Florence and in June he will interpret for the first time Francesco Moor in a new production of I masnadieri at the Teatro alla Scala.
After this Palm Beach Traviata, 2018/2019 season engagements include three roles at the Teatro alla Scala: Francesco Moor in I masnadieri (which will also travel to the Savonlinna Festival, Lescaut in Manon Lescaut and Belcore in L’elisir d’amore.
Information about La traviata at the Palm Beach Opera:
Violetta; Kristina Mkhitaryan / Jacqueline Ecols; Alfredo: Alexey Tatarintsev / Derrek Stark; Gastone: Brian Wallin; Grenvil: Eric Jordan; Flora: Natalie Rose Havens
Antonello Allemandi, conductor; Fabio Ceresa, stage director
Performances: January 25, 26, 27, 2019
[Photo by Elia Berthoud]