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“La Traviata” and those timeless love questions. In Pristina the eternal opera of Verdi

“Di quell’amor ch’è palpito | dell’universo intero, | misterioso, altero, | croce e delizia al cor.”

This is probably the verse that encapsulates the insightful meaning of one of the most popular Italian operas of all time and, not surprisingly, one of the absolutely most performed operas.

‘La Traviata’ speaks about love, the contradictory feeling that rises up to the heavens and, with the same intensity, touches the bottom. Giuseppe Verdi, the Italian composer “par excellence”, turned the story of the protagonist, Violetta, into a drama without time and space boundaries.

So, why should an opera of almost 170 years old be staged today? The answer is clear: the destiny of ‘La Traviata’ is linked to the great questions of human existence, to the success and failure of love, to the crucial question of the Ego. An iconic opera, which has had such an influence on the history of Italian culture. Arias that became famous, music and text fused together to consign to eternity the character of Violetta, a young and unfortunate woman whose only fault was that of desperately loving.

The Italian Embassy in Pristina is glad to support the efforts of the Kosovo Opera to bring the excitement of great cultural events to its passionate audience.

A special thanks go to the Institutions of the Republic of Kosovo, who have fulfilled their promise to meet a long-standing demand of the artistic community by establishing the Kosovo Opera.

We continue to promote Italian culture in partnership with Kosovo’s institutions!

The first production of “La Traviata” by the Kosovo Opera in cooperation with the State Opera of Stara Zagorës (Bulgaria), Opera and Ballet Theatre of Tirana (Albania) and Kosovo Philharmonic – première on 15 and 17 December 2022, at the Sports Palace “1st October” at 7:00 PM.

You will find tickets here:

Premiere: 15 December

Reply: 17 December