Francesca Dotto Leads ‘La Traviata’ at the Terme di Caracalla

By Francisco Salazar

The Teatro dell’Opera di Roma is set to present Verdi’s “La Traviata” at the Terme di Caracalla.

The opera will be presented between July 21 and August 9 in Lorenzo Mariani’s 2018 production.

In a statement, Mariani, noted, “When I was invited to direct ‘La Traviata,’ I wanted to start from the source by re-reading the novel ‘La dame aux camélias’ by Alexandre Dumas. And I found myself in front of a bomb of emotions almost unbearable for their intensity. The suffering that the protagonist must suffer is really distressing.”

Francesca Dotto returns to her acclaimed turn as Violetta Valery alongside Giovanni Sala and Alessandro Scotto di Luzio as Alfredo and Christopher Maltman and Marco Caria as Germont.

Paolo Arrivabeni conducts the production which is inspired by “La dolce vita” by Fellini.