La Traviata

May 4-19



Music by Giuseppe Verdi | Libretto by Francesco Maria Piave

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—only to have their 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.

Language

Sung in Italian with English translations projected above the stage

Composer Biography

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Giuseppe Verdi

An Italian opera composer, Verdi came to dominate the Italian opera scene after the era of Bellini, Donizetti, and Rossini. By his 30s, he had become one of the preeminent opera composers in history.

 

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