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Feb. 12 2017

03/11/17 – La Traviata – 1pm

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Metropolitan Opera

La Traviata
Composed by Giuseppe Verdi
Libretto by Francesco Maria Piave

  • sung in Italian
  • ESTIMATED RUN TIME 2 HRS 33 MINS
  • front page photo credit: Marty Sohl/Metropolitan Opera

Sonya Yoncheva sings one of opera’s most beloved heroines, the tragic courtesan Violetta, a role in which she triumphed on the Met stage in 2015, opposite Michael Fabiano as her lover, Alfredo, and Thomas Hampson as his father, Germont. Carmen Giannattasio sings later performances of the title role opposite Atalla Ayan, with the great Plácido Domingo as Germont. Nicola Luisotti conducts.

World premiere: Venice, Teatro la Fenice, 1853. Verdi’s La Traviata survived a notoriously unsuccessful opening night to become one of the best-loved operas in the repertoire. Following the larger-scale dramas of Rigoletto and Il Trovatore, its intimate scope and subject matter inspired the composer to create some of his most profound and heartfelt music. The title role of the “fallen woman” has captured the imaginations of audiences and performers alike with its inexhaustible vocal and dramatic possibilities—and challenges. Violetta is considered a pinnacle of the soprano repertoire.

Nicola Luisotti

CONDUCTOR  Nicola Luisotti

VIOLETTA VALÉRY  Sonya Yoncheva

Michael Fabiano

ALFREDO GERMONT  Michael Fabiano

Thomas Hampson

GIORGIO GERMONT  Thomas Hampson

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