Why See Minnesota Opera - La Traviata?
To live and die
One of the most famous operas in the world, Verdi's enduring masterpiece never fails to disappoint as it sweeps us up into the sumptuous salons of 19th Century Paris where we meet our doomed lovers. In a blaze of passion and glamour, devoted yet poor Alfredo and Violetta - the city's most in-demand belle run away from it all to live a simple country life. But when Alfredo's father finds out about the scandal, he has some emotions of his own. Emotional, timeless and unforgettable, it's a treat for opera-goers - old and new!
The story of La Traviata
As one of the most sought after courtesans of Paris, the alluring Violetta has many admirers but has let none of her wealthy suitors near her heart, preferring their generosity with their wallets to their baser attentions. It is in this world she meets Alfredo, a handsome yet penniless young man who wins her love and whisks her away to a countryside hideaway in the hope of escaping her past life. Can their passion survive the reality of poverty, familial pressure, reputation, and illness, or will everything they have fought to flee overwhelm the strongest emotion of them all?
Opening night: 4 May 2019
Sung in Italian with projected English translation
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