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2014-2015 Utah Opera Season Announcement

Posted by Utah Opera in Productions

We are so excited for Utah Opera’s 2014-15 Season! Artistic Director Christopher McBeth has announced that the company’s 37th season will feature Utah Opera premieres of Georges Bizet’s The Pearl Fishers and Igor Stravinsky’s The Rake’s Progress and the highly demanded returns of Giacomo Puccini’s…

La Traviata and Cora Pearl

Posted by Utah Opera in Productions

Through Jan 26, the Utah Opera continues their season with La Traviata, a story of a beautiful Parisian woman who survived on the riches of the men she dated. The story follows Violetta through her life and parties and the pains of falling in love….

La Traviata, Parties, and Dancing.

Posted by Opera Gal in Productions

By Traci Grant Starting on January 18, the newly-renovated Capitol Theatre will once again be filled with the beautiful voices of the Utah Opera performers, the relaxing music from the Utah Symphony, and the magical set designs and costumes. What opera enthusiasts may not expect…

La Traviata, Realism, and Marginality

Posted by Ross Hagen in Online Learning

La Traviata is often cited as a progressive development in opera because it is concerned with portraying realistic stories of everyday people as opposed to mythical allegories that reflected the values and social position of the elite classes. However, the realism of La Traviata is…