LA TRAVIATA

by Giuseppe Verdi
Sung in Italian with projected English translations


VERDI’S MUSIC IS INCOMPARABLE, WITH ONE HEARTSTOPPINGLY BEAUTIFUL MELODY AFTER ANOTHER, in this exquisitely romantic story. Within the social whirl of sophisticated Paris, the courtesan Violetta lives purely for pleasure but longs for true love. She finds the right man in Alfredo, but their happiness is cut short: at his father’s insistence, Violetta leaves Alfredo for the sake of his family. Her spirit broken, her health shattered, Violetta now lives only with the hope that Alfredo will return to her. La traviata gives us one of opera’s most glorious heroines, a woman of boundless humanity and emotional depth.


 
PRODUCTION SPONSORS

DONNA VAN EEKEREN
FOUNDATION
THE MICHAEL AND
SUSAN AVRAMOVICH
CHARITABLE TRUST
NANCY AND SANFRED
KOLTUN
BMO HARRIS BANK
ITW
 


Coproduction of Lyric Opera of Chicago, Houston Grand Opera, and Canadian Opera Company.
 




Approximate Running Time: 2 hours, 50 minutes with 2 intermissions

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Photo: Todd Rosenberg

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La traviata at Lyric Opera of Chicago

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commentary by David Buch



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Audio Highlights


"Libiaimo ne' lieti calici"


"Sempre libera"


"Ah! Dite alla giovine"
La traviata at Lyric Opera of Chicago

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Music for La traviata is generously furnished by Warner Classics.
© 2018/19 Lyric Opera Commentaries. All rights reserved. Recording & Production services provided by Mark Travis.

Photos: Todd Rosenberg
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