Met Opera: La Traviata
The prelude of Verdi's "La Traviata." Photo: Jonathan Tichler / Met Opera
by Giuseppe Verdi
Sopranos Aleksandra Kurzak sings the role of Violetta, the opera’s tragic heroine, opposite tenor Dmytro Popov as her ardent lover, Alfredo, and baritone Quinn Kelsey as Alfredo’s stern father, Germont. Karel Mark Chichon conducts one of opera’s greatest scores.
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.
Start time: 10:00am on Capital Public Radio .
Approximate running time 3 hrs 10 min
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