JAN 18, 20, 22 & 24 (7:30 PM)
JAN 26, 2014 (2 PM)
Verdi is arguably opera's most successful composer and La Traviata is one of his greatest hits. This is the story of Violetta, a Parisian courtesan who must battle the twin demons of consumption and a broken heart. Hers is the ultimate operatic life, one filled with grand parties, grander sacrifices, and some of Verdi's most memorable music.
This return of Utah Opera's lavish production, last seen in 2006, will transport you to Paris with lush costumes and grand sets. La Traviata is filled with memorable characters and some of the most familiar music in opera, including the drinking song "Libiamo." Celebrate Utah Opera's return to the newly remodeled Capitol Theatre and experience Verdi's La Traviata.
Violetta: Sara Gartland
Alfredo: Cody Austin
Germont: James Westman
Gastone: Tyson Miller
Baron Douphol: Shea Owens
Flora: Abigail Levis
Annina: Amy Owens
Marquis d’Obigny: Tyler Oliphant
Dr. Grenvil: Kevin Nakatani
Giuseppe: Chad Millar
Flora's Servant: Matthew Thomas Castleton
Commissioner: Nelson LeDuc
Conductor: Robert Tweten
Director: Jose Maria Condemi
ACT I. In her Paris salon, the courtesan Violetta Valéry greets party guests, including Flora Bervoix, the Marquis d'Obigny, Baron Douphol, and Gastone, who introduces a new admirer, Alfredo Germont. This young man, having adored Violetta from afar, joins her in a drinking song (Brindisi: "Libiamo")...
In the world of opera in the 21st century, La Traviata remains one of the central pillars of the repertoire. The archival website Operabase.com records La Traviata as the most performed opera of the 2012/13 season, and it is always be near the top of any such list along with other evergreens by Mozart, Puccini, Bizet, and Verdi...
In his 19th opera, La Traviata, Giuseppe Verdi invites audiences to consider that a noble heart is much more important than a spotless reputation. The story is set in 19th-century Paris' "demi-monde," a social world just outside of respectable society, where courtesans presided with their parties and gambling and available sexuality...