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Elroy Ashmore

La Traviata Act 1

La Traviata Act 1
  • Production: La Traviata
  • Company: Icelandic Opera
  • Venue: Icelandic Opera House
  • Year: 2008
  • Author: Francesco Maria Piave
  • Directed by: Jamie Hayes
  • Composer : Giuseppe Verdi
  • Lighting Design by: Bjorn Bergsteinn Gudmundson
  • Costume Design by: Filippa Eliscottir
  • Set designed by: Elroy Ashmore
  • Photography by: Elroy Ashmore
  • Design © Elroy Ashmore
  • Image © Elroy Ashmore
We set La Traviata in and around New York during the 1920's - another hedonistic period to rival mid 19th Century Paris. The touchstone of the production was The Great Gatsby. Act 1 was set during a dinner party in an art deco apartment. Act 2 on the landing stage off Long Island. Ac3 was a riotous and decadent party during a private showing of Cecil B De Milles silent film of Carmen. Act 4 was set in a Hudson warehouse. Violetta dies among crates of all her past possessions and memories.