Verdi's La traviata from West Bay Opera
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The last date listed for La traviata was Sunday May 30, 2010 / 2:00pm.
Currently at Lucie Stern Theatre
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Boasting two of opera's all-time favorite arias ("Questa o quella" and "La donna è mobile")… More
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Featured review from Jennifer C.
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I didn't have the highest expectations since it's a smaller opera company but I was pleasantly surprised. Admittedly, the stage is on the small side and the sets are simple, but the voices of Violetta (Karen Slack), Alfredo (Jesus Leon) and Giorgio (Zachary Gordin) were superb! Gordin, in particular, was impressive. The acoustics at Lucie Stern Theatre are quite good for opera.
This was my first time to a performance by West Bay Opera and I will be back. I highly recommend this show! It felt like a steal at Goldstar's discounted price of $28 (regular price is $45-$55).
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as usual, WBO delivers a great experience at a bargain price (meaning their full price). They make the most of their cost and space limitations with maximum creativity, and are able to attract great voices. I would encourage Goldstar members...continued
Music by Giuseppe Verdi
Libretto by Francesco Maria Piave
Conductor John Kendall Bailey
Director Richard Harrell
Sung in Italian, with English titles
Violetta, a Parisian courtesan, falls in love with Alfredo. She leaves high society behind for a blissful life with him in the country. But their happiness is short lived. Alfredo’s father convinces her to abandon his son, in order to save the family’s honor. Gravely ill and destitute, she lives long enough to see Alfredo finally return to her and dies in his arms. Verdi’s most famous opera, La traviata features some of the best known arias and ensembles in the entire opera repertoire, in a score of unparalleled elegance and great dramatic sweep.
About the Ticket Supplier: West Bay Opera
Performing both the familiar and the adventurous, West Bay Opera seeks to please and challenge singers and audiences with three productions per season, one each in October, February, and May. The repertoire includes standard popular works, lesser-known operas and operettas, and occasionally operas by modern composers. Some of West Bay Opera’s greatest successes result from undertaking formidable artistic challenges. Past accomplishments include Bellini’s rarely-performed Norma, Tchaikovsky’s Eugene Onegin in the original Russian, and Wagner’s Der Fliegende Holländer. The principal consideration is always to give talented young opera singers an opportunity to perform challenging roles and, in turn, to give audiences the pleasure of hearing these singers on their way to fame.