She was one of the most desirable women in Paris but was labeled by society as "la traviata," a woman who has gone astray. When she at last meets a young man with whom she truly falls in love, his father demands a supreme sacrifice from her to save the family's reputation. Her broken heart and the disease that ravages her body bring her to an early and tragic death.
Verdi's Violetta Valéry is one of opera's most sublimely drawn characters, and La traviata has continued to captivate audiences for more than 150 years. Verdi's glorious music and Violetta's moving demise make La traviata one of grand opera's most compelling experiences.
Ramon Tebar Conductor
Bliss Hebert Director
Allen Charles Klein Designer