The University of Arizona

UA Opera Theater: Verdi’s 'La Traviata' With the Arizona Symphony Orchestra and the Arizona Choir

The University of Arizona Opera Theater presents its fall production, featuring Giuseppe Verdi’s “La Traviata.” Four performances will be offered. A reception hosted by the Music Advisory Board will be held immediately following the opening night’s performance.

"La Traviata" is one of the most beloved and moving of Verdi's operas. Directed by professor Charles Roe, this beautiful opera in three acts will feature the Arizona Symphony Orchestra and the Arizona Choir under the baton of Music Director Thomas Cockrell. The production will be presented fully staged and costumed, in its original Italian with English supertitles.

"At one of her brilliant supper parties, the beautiful but frail demimondaine, Violetta Valéry, meets the well-born Alfredo Germont, and for love of him abandons her feverish life of pleasure. Alfredo’s father intrudes on their idyllic existence in the country and, although realizing her sincerity, persists in his demand that Violetta renounce Alfredo. Violetta determines to make the sacrifice and departs, leaving only a note for Alfredo. She appears at a ball in Flora’s house on the arm of an old admirer, Baron Douphol, to the fury of Alfredo. The two men play at cards: Alfredo wins consistently. Unable to persuade Violetta to go with him, Alfredo insults her and is challenged by the Baron. Violetta becomes ill, and all her friends desert her, leaving her virtually penniless. Alfredo at last returns. His father has told him of Violetta’s renunciation, and urged him to seek her forgiveness. Overjoyed at the sight of him, Violetta attempts to rise. But it is too late. As Germont and the Doctor enter, Violetta dies in Alfredo’s arms." – Quaintance Eaton

Thursday and Saturday cast:
Violetta: Yunnie Park  
Alfredo: Humberto Borboa
Germont: Seth Kershisnik         
Flora: Stephanie Brink
Annina: Kelsey Rogers
Gastone: Brandon Dale
Baron: Alejandro Bañuelos  
Marquis: Bryce Rodriguez
Doctor: DeShon Marcelous                            
Giuseppe: Edgar Ricaud
Friday and Sunday cast:
Violetta: Christy McClarty
Alfredo: Guillermo López Gutiérrez
Germont: Charles Hamilton             
Flora: Kimberly Prins Moeller
Annina: Kelsey Rogers
Gastone: Brandon Dale
Baron: Alejandro Bañuelos  
Marquis: Bryce Rodriguez
Doctor: DeShon Marcelous                            
Giuseppe: Edgar Ricaud

Date of Event: 
Repeats every day until Sat Nov 17 2012 .

7:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.

Audience Size: 
Large (101-500)


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School of Music, 1017 N. Olive Road Crowder Hall
Tucson, AZ
United States

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