La Traviata

May 4-19

To Live and Die for Love

Verdi’s sumptuous melodies and timeless depiction of tragic love have made La Traviata an undeniable favorite for generations. Violetta, a glamorous courtesan, gives up everything for her devoted lover Alfredo—idyllic affair shattered by the stern demands of Alfredo’s father. From the frenzy of Violetta’s pleasure-filled life, to her heart-wrenching decision to leave her beloved—Verdi’s treasured opera is a captivating tribute to what it means to live and die for love.


Giuseppe Verdi


Francesco Maria Piave


Sung in Italian with English translations projected above the stage.


Opera Highlights

  The title, pronounced “Lah Trah-vee-ah-tuh,” means “The Fallen Woman” when translated into English
  Nicole Cabell (Mimì in La Bohème, 2017) returns to MN Opera as the female lead, Violetta
  Recent adaptations of La Traviata include Pretty Woman and Moulin Rouge

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