LA TRAVIATA in concert
Libretto by Francesco Maria Piave
Premiere March 1853, La Fenice, Venice/Première, mars 1853, La Fenice, Venise
Verdi’s musical masterpiece is based on Alexandre Dumas’ novel and play, La Dame aux Camélias. It tells the bittersweet story of the doomed love affair between Violetta Valéry, a famed Parisian courtesan, and Alfredo Germont, the eldest son of a wealthy merchant family. This touching and romantic tale is filled with some of the most popular and familiar music in the entire operatic repertoire.
2013 is the 200th anniversary of Verdi’s birth. This beloved opera is presented in concert in honour of this occasion. The role of Violetta is a tour-de-force for a soprano and the opera is full of familiar tunes and rousing choruses.
OPENING NIGHT PATRON COMMENTS
"Fabulous" - Supreme Court of Canada Chief Justice Beverley McLachlin
"A fantastic performance. I loved it" - Supreme Court of Canada Justice Rosalie Abella
"Corinne Winters' performance was over the moon " - Sarah Jennings
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"Soprano Corinne Winters is guaranteed to leave you with goosebumps. I was blown away by the vocal and orchestral talent." - Journalist, Caroline Phillips