The Orchestra I Musici Veneziani was formed in 1996 and owes its prestigious name to the carefully considered selection of some of the most accomplished of Venetian virtuosos. The Orchestra pays tribute to Vivaldi performing the Four Seasons and, with Sopranos, Mezzo-Sopranos, Tenors and Baritones internationally acclaimed, performs Baroque and Opera, the most beautiful arias of the Baroque period.
The concerts, enhanced by exquisite 18th costumes and jewerly, are
performed in the wonderful Salone Capitolare, on the first floor of the Scuola Grande di San Teodoro in Rialto, where in addition I Musici Veneziani enact the most famous and beloved Opera of the great Giuseppe Verdi: La Traviata.
Violetta Valery Lara Staffieri Soprano
Flora Bervoix-Annina Angela Matteini Mezzosoprano
Alfredo Germont Giuseppe Marin Tenor
Giorgio Germont Clorindo Manzato Baritone
Marchese d´Orbigny Paolo Bergo Basso
Barone Duphol Alvise Tramontin Baritone
Dottor Grenvil Roberto Surian Basso
Gastone Daniele De Andreis Tenor
Servo di Violetta Andrea Giacometti Tenor
Commissionario Luigi Canova Basso
Domestico di Flora Sebastiano Tonelli Basso
Paris, 19th century. Violetta Valéry is a well-known courtesan who lives a frivolous life between lovers and parties. During one of them Violetta meets Alfredo Germont, her admirer, that sincerely declares his love for her. Shes in love for the first time (act 1). The couple is living happily in a country villa when Violetta unexpectedly receives a visit from Alfredos father. Enraged, he accuses her of dragging his son into misery and obliges Violetta to leave her beloved. For love, she abandons Alfredo during a party, pretending to have a relationship with Baron Duphol (act 2). Alfredo repudiates Violetta, but at last he find out the truth from his father and immediately runs at Violettas bedside to reconquer her. But unfortunately Violetta is heavilly diseased by tuberculosis and dies in Alfredos arms, while the carnival is at its height in the streets (act 3)
The Scuola Grande di San Teodoro is one of eight ´Scuole Grande´ in Venice.
This confraternity was founded 1258; the original seat was the church San Salvador. 1551 a new buliding next to the church could be assigned to the Scuola Grande di San Teodoro and one year later the Scuola finally obtained the aimed title ´Scuola Grande´, Great School.