Washington National Opera: Verdi's La Traviata
Washington National Opera opens its 2008-2009 season with Verdi's La Traviata. Ravishing melodies, sumptuous costumes, and gorgeous choruses abound in Verdi's romantic opera about the sacrifice of true love.
- Sep. 13 - Oct. 5, 2008
- Opera House
- 2 hours, 45 minutes
- $45.00 - $600.00
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Libretto by Francesco Maria Piave
Washington National Opera opens its 2008-2009 season with Verdi's La Traviata. The exquisite Parisian courtesan Violetta must abandon her beloved Alfredo to save his family's honor. Ravishing melodies, sumptuous costumes, and gorgeous choruses abound in Verdi's romantic opera about the sacrifice of true love. Conducted by Dan Ettinger and directed by Marta Domingo, the production features American soprano Elizabeth Futral as Violetta and Mexican tenor Arturo Chacón-Cruz as Alfredo.
Performed in Italian with English supertitles.
NOTE: Supertitles are not visible from the rear orchestra.
The performance runs approximately 2 hours, 52 minutes, with two 20-minute intermissions.
Single tickets go on sale at the KC Box Office on Aug. 6.
The Opening Night performance on Saturday, Sep. 13 will be simulcast LIVE at Washington Nationals
Stadium. For more information, call WNO Audience Services at (202) 295-2400.
O-Zone Lecture: Free pre-performance lecture in the Opera House - Thursday, Oct. 2 at 6:15 p.m.
Patrons must present a ticket or stub from any performance of this production.
Artist Q&A Sessions follow the two matinee performances: Sunday, Sep. 21 & Sunday, Oct. 5.