Santa Fe Opera
by Giuseppe Verdi • October 8, 11, 14 & 16, 2016
Giuseppe Verdi’s La traviata – the fallen woman- is a compelling tale of love, intrigue, money and power in 19th century France.
La traviata tells the heart wrenching story of courtesan Violetta Valéry, played by Pittsburgh favorite Danielle Pastin, last seen here in 2015’s Cosi fan tutte.
Like so many of Verdi’s works, La traviata explores grand themes through intimate family drama. Alfredo Germont – played by Cody Austin in his Pittsburgh Opera debut – wins Violetta’s love and his father’s displeasure. His father, going behind Alfredo’s back, coerces Violetta into breaking up with Alfredo because their relationship threatens his daughter’s engagement and his family’s reputation.
Violetta will not disclose his father’s role in their breakup, so Alfredo erroneously believes she loves someone else. He publicly denounces her, leaving them both grief-stricken. Will they reconcile before it’s too late?
From the rousing “Brindisi” drinking song to touching arias, La traviata’s singing and music are sure to delight.
Christian Capocaccia conducts the Pittsburgh Opera Orchestra and Chorus. Chas Rader-Shieber directs.
Individual tickets are now on sale. You can buy single tickets now or purchase them as part of a subscription.
Season sponsor: PNC. Tuesday performance sponsor: Ambridge Regional Distribution and Manufacturing Center.