Verdi’s La traviata
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.
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 Middleman, Flora Bervoix
Grace Kahl, Annina
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.