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Verdi’s La traviata

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Verdi’s La traviata
Janet Quinney Lawson Capitol Theatre
50 W 200 S, Salt Lake City, UT 84101, USA Get Directions


Come experience Verdi’s heartbreaking masterpiece, and see the opera for yourself that moved Julia Roberts’ character to tears in Pretty Woman.

The beautiful, but ill, courtesan Violetta Valéry falls in love with the upper-class gentleman Alfredo and leaves her life as a kept woman for an idyllic life in the country with him.  When pressured to leave Alfredo by his father, she flees to her former life leaving only a note. But Alfredo’s love will not be denied, and he isn’t going to stand aside as he sees her on the arm of another man.


Stars Anya Matanovic, praised for her “power” and “rich, warm soprano” (Utah Arts Review) as Violetta Valéry, the young Parisian courtesan who is conflicted by her love, lifestyle, and health.

Tenor Rafael Moras makes his Utah Opera debut as Alfredo Germont, Violetta’s love interest

Metropolitan Opera-regular Michael Chioldi, one of the most sought-after dramatic baritones of his generation, returns as Alfredo’s father

Features Utah Opera’s newly refurbished and ever-popular production designed by Peter Dean Beck with costumes by Susan Memmott Allred

Sung in Italian with English supertitles.




Steven White, conductor
Garnett Bruce, director
Jim Sale, lighting design
Kate Casalino, wigs and makeup design 
Daniel Charon, choreographer

Anya Matanovic, Violetta Valéry
Rafael Moras, Alfredo Germont
Michael Chioldi, Giorgio Germont
Addison Marlor, Gastone de Letorières
Christopher Holmes, Baron Duophol
Kevin Nakatani, Marquis d’Obigny
Brandon Bell, Doctor Grenvil
Quinn MiddlemanFlora Bervoix
Grace Kahl, Annina

Additional Info


GENERAL AGE GUIDELINE: Individuals ages five and older are welcome at this performance. Parents should ensure their children are able to sit quietly through the performance without disturbing others around them. No babes in arms will be admitted.

LATE SEATING POLICY: Late seating will be at an appropriate break in the concert, to be determined at a later date, or at intermission. More information on our late and re-entry policies is found here.

Artists and programs are subject to change.



Season SponsorGeorge S. and Dolores Dore Eccles Foundation
Production SponsorGeorge S. and Dolores Dore Eccles Foundation
Opening Performance SponsorZoo, Arts & Parks
Opera Artistic Director SponsorEmma Eccles Jones Foundation
Supertitles Sponsor
Floral Season SponsorEvery Blooming Thing
VIP Intermission Reception SponsorJ. Wongs Thai & Chinese Bistro
VIP Intermission Beverage SponsorSwire Coca-Cola

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