Black is preferred to bright colors in this production. La Traviata at Novaya Opera is not a romantic love story, but a tragic tale of her death. The play begins and ends with the death of Violetta. And in between, she, like a wounded bird, beats, rushes, tries to break out of the vicious circle of her own destiny.
This performance reveals the gap between the present century and the past. The theater not only sympathizes with Violetta and Alfredo, it mourns them.