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.
Francesco Maria Piave
Sung in Italian with English translations projected above the stage
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Act I - Violetta’s house in Paris
Violetta, a courtesan under the protection of Baron Douphol, is entertaining guests in her salon, when she is introduced to a new admirer, Alfredo Germont. After Alfredo leads a spirited toast to his hostess …