[Met Performance] CID:255020
La Traviata {649} Metropolitan Opera House: 09/20/1978.

(Debuts: Eugenia Moldoveanu, Luis Lima, Yuri Mazurok
Review)


Metropolitan Opera House
September 20, 1978


LA TRAVIATA {649}
Giuseppe Verdi--Francesco Maria Piave

Violetta................Eugenia Moldoveanu [Debut]
Alfredo.................Luis Lima [Debut]
Germont.................Yuri Mazurok [Debut]
Flora...................Ariel Bybee
Gastone.................Charles Anthony
Baron Douphol...........Robert Goodloe
Marquis D'Obigny........Gene Boucher
Dr. Grenvil.............Philip Booth
Annina..................Ann Florio
Giuseppe................John Hanriot
Gardener................Paul De Paola
Dance...................Suzanne Laurence
Dance...................Dave Roeger

Conductor...............James Conlon

Production..............Alfred Lunt
Stage Director..........Bodo Igesz
Designer................Cecil Beaton
Choreographer...........Norbert Vesak

La Traviata received twelve performances this season.

Review from the Associated Press:

On the third night of the Metropolitan Opera's season, the three leading singers in Verdi's "La Traviata" were making their Met debuts.

The audience there was rewarded also, with really sensational performances by Eugenia Moldoveanu of Busteni, Romania in the title role and Yuri Mazurok of the Ukraine, U.S.S.R. as the elder Germont.

Mazurok's entrance was applauded since he was remembered singing Eugene Onegin here in 1975 as a member of the Bolshoi Opera. His baritone which has a tenor-like ring is as focused as an arrow and also goes straight to the musical and dramatic point.

Miss Moldoveanu, who has not sung in America before, is a leading soprano with the Romanian State 0pera who, since March also has been singing with the Vienna State Opera. She has a gorgeous, youthful tone, with enough vocal weight for the part but without distracting tremolo.




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