La Traviata

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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

Runtime

Approximately two hours and 40 minutes with one intermission.

La Traviata Production Photos

© Dan Norman
© Dan Norman

La Traviata Production Photos

© Dan Norman
© Dan Norman

La Traviata Production Photos

© Dan Norman
© Dan Norman

La Traviata Production Photos

© Dan Norman
© Dan Norman

La Traviata Production Photos

© Dan Norman
© Dan Norman

La Traviata Production Photos

© Dan Norman
© Dan Norman

Synopsis

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A Parisian courtesan sacrifices everything for the man she loves.

Meet the Artists

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Nicole Cabell & Cecilia Violetta López

Both Nicole Cabell and Cecilia Violetta López were kind enough to sit down with us to answer a few questions about themselves and their careers and share what it’s like to tackle this most iconic of roles…

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.

Director's Notes

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Louisa Muller

Stage Director Louisa Muller outlines the story behind one of Verdi’s classics and the decisions that guided this production of La Traviata.

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Jesús León & Stephen Martin

Jesús Léon and Stephen Martin recently sat down with us to discuss performing this demanding role and some of their most adventurous experiences on stage.

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