Zaharia and Rame Lahaj as Alfredo made an attractive pair of lovers. With his movie star good looks and warmly colored tenor, Lahaj was convincing as the ardent suitor who cycles through turbulent emotions. His fevered portrayal culminated in a tender duet when he and Zaharia sang ‘Parigi, o cara, noi lasceremo’ in an emotionally wrenching final act.
Review: L.A. Opera brings back its ‘20s take on ‘Traviata,’ and the singing shimmers
“The music poured out of him eloquently and ardently, his lyricism never tarnished with harsh excess at the louder dynamics. He’s a singer, not a belter. He showed himself an unselfish partner with Zaharia in the duets as well.”
LA Opera's revival of Marta Domingo sumptuous production of La Traviata, set in Paris in the 1920s and choreographed as if were a musical film, was all about Adela Zaharia's brilliant performance in the title role and James Conlon's masterful shaping of the score. The ballets were great, glorious fun and the setting for the final act had a Wagnerian cast to it, with Zaharia ghostly p...