The history of the Rezo Gabriadze Marionette Theatre began in 1981 withthe play “Alfred and Violetta”, where the story of everlasting love, well-known thanks to Alexandre Dumas fils’ novel “La Dame aux Camélias” ( The Lady of the Camellias) and Giuseppe Verdi’s opera “La Traviata,” was given a new artistic life by Rezo Gabriadze.
During the year before his death, Rezo Gabriadze almost completely rewrote and revived the play, adding various new characters and adapting the setting. He also created sketches of characters and stage decorations, which were used as the basis for the scenography of the reimagined play. The work started by Rezo was completed by the artistic director of the theatre, Leo Gabriadze, who brought to life this new rendition.
The play is set in Tbilisi’s Mtatsminda District, as well as in Milan, Khashuri, Rome, Abastumani, Venice and Dighomi.
This time, the story of Alfred and Violetta takes place during the dramatic events that occurred in Tbilisi in the 1990s, and their love will have to overcome numerous obstacles …
Playwright, Art-director > REZO GABRIADZE
Director > LEO GABRIADZE
Producer > VERONIKA GABRIADZE
Troup Manager > Tamar Amirajibi
Set Designer > Tamar Kobakhidze
Editor > Tamta Turmanidze
Sound Director > Davit Khositashvili
Musical Arrangement by >
Anzor Erkomaishvili, Eduard Israelov
Lighting Designer > Mamuka Bakradze
Assistant Director >Ana Sokhashvili
Graphic Designer >Zura Dgvilava
Supply Manager > Avtandil Tsertsvadze
General Manager > Natela Tsiklauri
Tamar Amirajibi, Niko Gelovani, Badri Gvazava, Irakli Sharashidze, Ana Nizharadze, Tamar Kobakhidze,
Giorgi Giorgobiani, Natia Demetrashvili, Medea Bliadze