Ok, people....aside from the singing, what did you think of the Traviata staging?
The minimalist Salvatore Dali-esque set was crisp, striking, and a great background for highlighting the movement of the singers. The staging was clever, including turning the mixed chorus into a male chorus by dressing the women as men, all of them in black so that the only spot of color on the stage was the heroine's red dress. But as well done as all that was, it was in no way
appropriate to La Traviata
. It just didn't fit AT ALL. I too started to long for a conventional staging...rather quickly, in fact.