Music by Giuseppe Verdi / Libretto by Francesco Maria Piave, from the novel La dame aux Camélias by Alexandre Dumas
As a courtesan, the beautiful Violetta is the life of every party, toasting to high-class pleasures alongside wealthy men. But Violetta holds a devastating secret: she is sick and dying. When the affluent Alfredo confesses his love, happily-ever-after finally seems within reach—until his father condemns his lover’s low social status. Now Violetta must make an impossible choice before death claims her.
We launch the 2018–2019 season with a stunning new production of Verdi’s everlasting story of love and sacrifice. From the famous brindisi drinking song to the heartbreaking “Addio del passato” aria, La traviata captures Violetta’s unforgettable plight and illuminates tensions of social class that ring just as true today.
CASTING FOR ALL PERFORMANCES EXCEPT OCT. 19
Venera Gimadieva (10/6, 9, 11, 13, 15, 17, 21m)
Jacqueline Echols (10/7m, 14m, 20)
Joshua Guerrero (10/6, 9, 11, 13, 15, 17, 21m)
Mario Chang (10/7m, 14m, 20)
Lucas Meachem (10/6, 9, 11, 13, 15, 17, 21m)
Michael Chioldi (10/7m, 14m, 20)
CASTING FOR THE OCT. 19 DOMINGO-CAFRITZ YOUNG ARTIST PERFORMANCE
Arnold Livingston Geis
Timothy J. Bruno
CREATIVE TEAM FOR THE PRODUCTION
Associate Director and Choreographer:
COME EARLY FOR FREE OPERA INSIGHTS
Informative and entertaining, Opera Insights take you inside the composer's mind, behind the scenes of planning a production, and into the history and social context of each opera.
These lectures are free, but patrons must present a ticket from any performance of La traviata.
Most Opera Insights begin 1 hour before the performance and last 20–25 minutes. Musicologist Saul Lilienstein's Opera Insights, scheduled for Wednesday, Oct. 17, begins 1 hour and 15 minutes before the performance and last 35–40 minutes.
POST-PERFORMANCE TALKBACKS WITH THE ARTISTS
Don't miss your opportunity to engage directly with our artists and share your thoughts on the experience you just had! Here's your chance to ask questions and get the inside scoop on the production from members of the cast and creative team.
All discussions begin immediately after the performance and are free with your ticket.
La traviata Talkback Dates:
Sunday, Oct. 7
Sunday, Oct. 14
Monday, Oct. 15
Sunday, Oct. 21