1920 31 December Giuseppe’s Verdi’s Traviata was destined to begin not only the history of the professional Lithuanian opera house, but also the long-standing tradition of New Year’s Traviata performances, which Lithuanian theatricalists have faithfully adhered to for 82 years. 31 December.
According to a press release, the LNOBT curtain was then opened only twice on 31 December: in 2005, when the Lithuanian production of the English National Opera, directed by the British director Jonathan Miller, was shown, and in 2009, when the LNOBT had prepared a new the production of “Traviata” by director and choreographer Chen Shi-Zheng.
In both performances, Violeta’s part was performed by Asmik Grigorian.
2021 On December 31, the theater reopened at Traviata. The ornate production of the immortal opera Verdi, by LNOBT chief conductor Ričardas Šumila and a team of Italian creators: director Fabio Ceresa, set designer Tiziano Santi and costume designer Giuseppe Palella, is the ninth in the history of Lithuanian opera.
An exclusive audience gathered for the performance.
His third Violet, soprano Katerina Tretyakova, made her debut in the production on the festive evening. Growing up in Visaginas at the Lithuanian Academy of Music and Theater, prof. After soloing in Giedrė Kaukaitė’s class, the soloist later improved her skills at the Mozarteum University in Salzburg and the Hamburg State Opera, and became the soloist of the theater troupe.
2012 she was awarded the dr. Wilhelm Oberdörffer Prize. 2013 The soloist won the Francisco Vinas Competition in Barcelona and won first place at the International Grand Prix de l’Opera in Bucharest. Her awards collection includes second place in the Montserrat Caballe competition in Zaragoza and first place in the Marcello Giordani competition in Catania.
Merūnas Vitulskis (Alfredas), Arūnas Malikėnas (Žermonas), Ieva Barbora Juozapaitytė (Flora), Marija Arutiunova (Anina), Rafailas Karpis (Gastonas), Liudas Norvaišas (Baronas) and Steponas Zonys sang together with the guest on the New Year’s Eve at Traviata ). The festive performance of “Traviata” was conducted by R. Šumila, the director of production music.
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