He is 84 years old and just see fulfilled one of his dreams: make a Traviata at the Teatro dell’Opera di Roma. Valentino Garavani, the famous Italian designer, lives retired fashion since 2008 but has now resumed needles to make a unique wardrobe.
“I always dreamed to perform it in a new way,” said Valentino, “but did not want to do a modern version absurd, like many of the artistic representations that are made today, I wanted a classic and magnificent Traviata”.
It was a desired project designer and Giancarlo Giammetti and, former partner and right hand almost fifty years. His goal was to make a special, unique version.
To do so they resorted to the talent and sensitivity, Sofia Coppola, why were fascinated since they saw her film Marie Antoinette in 2006. “I asked if I wanted to do La Traviata with me and if I could give a modern touch to make it more special “said the designer.
And so it has been. Garavani has created four dresses for Violetta, the protagonist, who is played by Francesca Dotto (with Maria Grazia Schiavo as a substitute). The designs have been made in the Roman workshops of his house, founded in 1959.
Red dress, Valentino Rosso, is one of the symbols of the house and a timeless fashion(red formal dresses) icon. He never lacking in parades and fashion designer Violetta, the protagonist of the opera, brings an impressive.
The current creative directors of Valentino, Maria Grazia Chiuri and Pierpaolo Piccioli, have worked closely with professional theater workshop for making costumes Flora, played by Anna Malavasi, and choir.
“The Teatro dell’Opera di Roma is one of the representations of the heritage of our city,” said Chiuri and Piccioli that in several of his couture collections have been inspired by the aesthetics of the bel canto, as the spring of 2014, one of the most applauded.
Valentino Garavani said that this production will surprise and, despite the modern touch of Coppola, his inspiration has been the work of great artists who, in one way or another, have made La Traviata, as Visconti, Zeffirelli or Callas .
This unique spectacle can be seen at the Teatro dell’Opera di Roma until 30 June. A unique opportunity to enjoy the music and fashion capitals. La Traviata, Verdi work based on The Lady of the Camellias, Alexandre Dumas, premiered in 1853 at La Fenice in Venice, but it was a major failure due to the choice of the protagonist.
Maria Callas was Violetta between 1955 and 1958, year in which he sang Victoria de los Angeles. Monserrat Caballe performed it in 1967 and Renata Scotto in 1980. Violetta has been in theaters, recording studios and film. Franco Zeffirelli directed her in 1983 and did so with Teresa Stratas and Placido Domingo in the lead roles.(semi formal dresses)
The legend is called Maria Callas. The interpretation of the diva in 1955 was a huge success and played 17 times masterfully. Thus, the Teatro alla Scala of Milan decided not to represent it again.
It was not until 1964 to again hear Violetta in Italian city, this time with Mirella Freni’s voice on the orders of Herbert von Karajan. But it was a big failure. In 2013 was Diana Danrau which got into the role and performance divided critics.