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Jun. 07 2014

06/14/14 – La Traviata – 1:00pm

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Lyric Opera of Chicago

LA TRAVIATA (in Italian)
COMPOSER:   Giuseppe Verdi

Approx. Length:  3 hours

Profoundly moving and emotionally overwhelming—Verdi’s music says it all in this lush new production.

traviata_loc14Violetta is the most desirable courtesan in Paris. Sought after by society’s most important men and wealthy in her own right, she is perfectly content—until she falls in love with Alfredo Germont. But when Alfredo’s father insists that she’ll ruin Alfredo’s family name, she selflessly pushes away the only man she’s ever loved. Will they ever be together again? Yes, but by then it’s much, much too late.

A new production from Arin Arbus, called “a star in the making” by The New York Times.

New Lyric Opera production of Giuseppe Verdi’s La Traviata generously made possible by the Julius Frankel Foundation in honor of Nelson D. Cornelius, Stefan Edlis and Gael Neeson, Sylvia Neil and Daniel Fischel, and Helen and Sam Zell.

 

CAST:

Violetta: Marina Rebeka
Alfredo: Joseph Calleja
Giorgio: Germont Quinn Kelsey

CONDUCTOR: Massimo Zanetti
DIRECTOR: Arin Arbus
CHORUS: Lyric Opera Chorus
CHORUS MASTER: Michael Black

Photo credits: Todd Rosenberg/LOC

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