Fans of Giuseppi Verdi won’t want to miss Seattle Opera‘s presentation of La Traviata, opening this Saturday, January 14 at McCaw Hall. Several singers make their Seattle Opera debut for the show, including Corinne Winters as Violetta, as well as Joshua Dennis and Zach Borichevsky as Alfredo and Stephen Powell as Germont. Angel Blue returns to the stage as Violetta on alternating nights, along with Weston Hurt (Germont), Maya Lahyani (Flora), Eric Neuville (Gaston), Barry Johnson (Baron Doupho) and Charles Robert Austin (Dr. Grenvil). From Seattle Opera:
IRRESISTIBLE CLASSIC. Verdi’s passionate portrait of a worldly courtesan forced by bourgeois society to give up the man of her dreams enthralls with a wide range of moods packed into a tautly-constructed story. One of the most perfect scores in opera elevates the timeless tale of moral hypocrisy and selfless sacrifice. Peter Konwitschny’s “five star” (Sunday Telegraph) production emphasizes the elegant music and emotional story with clean, simple visuals and striking sophistication. A milestone in opera history – sure to melt the coldest heart.
The show runs 1 hour and 50 minutes with no intermission, in Italian with English subtitles. Check out a preview here:
When: January 14-28, shows at 7:30pm, Sunday matinees at 2pm
Where: McCaw Hall (321 Mercer St)
Tickets start at $25
Feature Photo courtesy of Seattle Opera, © Philip Newton