La Traviata by Giuseppe Verdi: the beloved opera, presented in a surprising new arrangement for jazz ensemble by Marijn van Prooijen. Result: a feast of recognition and at the same time inspiringly new. A special indoor location in the heart of Maastricht in the Sappi paper factory, three top soloists, young talent and a participation choir complete the experience.
Violetta is in love with Alfredo, but due to an expensive promise to his father, Giorgio Germont, she is ultimately doomed to die a lonely death. Verdi deliberately chose to portray his themes in a contemporary way, thereby exposing the hypocrisy of his time. Sybrand van der Werf's staging focuses on a #self-conscious Violetta, who uses her charms to survive in a male-dominated society. Because the image people have of her does not allow otherwise, she is eventually, weakened by illness, #discarded by this same society. In addition to its irresistibly romantic music, the opera is a timeless indictment of imaging and prejudice.
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PERFORMED IN ITALIAN WITH DUTCH AND ENGLISH SURTITLES
THIS PRODUCTION IS MADE POSSIBLE IN PART BY
PROVINCIE LIMBURG AND SAPPI PAPER Factory.
Opera by Giuseppe Verdi
Conductor Rick Schoonbeek
Director Sybrand van der Werf
arrangement Marijn van Prooijen
cast Jessey Joy Spronk (Violetta), Denzil Delaere (Alfredo), Marcel van Dieren (Germont), Sara Wijlaars (Annina en Flora), Anastasia Terranova (Annina en Flora), Lydia Kakopierou (Annina en Flora), Maia Steinberg (Annina en Flora)
choir conductor Jacqueline Nelissen
choir Vocal Group Odeon
piano Willem Suilen
saxophone/clarinet Daniel Daemen, Michiel van Dijk
double bass Marijn van Prooijen
drums Geert Roelofs