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Anna Samuil thrilled Pittsburgh audiences as Tatiana in Eugene Onegin (2009), and we are excited to bring her back as Violetta in the beloved La traviata. In Verdi's interpretation of the Dumas novel La dame aux camelias, Violetta gives up her luxurious lifestyle as a kept woman to experience true love with Alfredo - until his family comes between them. Giuseppe Varano debuts with Pittsburgh Opera as Alfredo Germont, Stephen Powell (Falstaff, 2009) returns as Giorgio Germont, and Resident Artists take important roles in a lavish production from Lyric Opera of Chicago. Crystal Manich (Rinaldo, 2011; La boheme, 2009) returns as stage director; Music Director Antony Walker conducts.
2011-2012 Season Sponsor: PNC
Production Sponsor: EQT
Opening Night Sponsor: ELEMENTS Contemporary Cuisine
Media Sponsor: WSHH FM 99.7
• All performances of La traviata are at the Benedum Center.
• UNDERSTAND EVERY WORD: Sung in Italian with English texts projected above the stage.
• Estimated run time is 2 hours, 50 minutes, with 2 intermissions.
• Join us one hour before each performance for the Pre-Opera Talk. Free to all performance ticketholders, Pre-Opera Talks are full of insights on the opera, the composer, and more!
Previews and Reviews
Visit our Media Room for previews and reviews of La traviata.
|Pre-Opera Talks||Opera Up Close|
|Meet the Artists Q&A||OPERAEncore|
|Brown Bag Concerts|
|Read the story of La traviata
|The Cast and Artistic Team|
|Music and Videos|
(cast is listed in order of vocal appearance)
Adam Fry *
Kyle Oliver *
Liam Moran **
Juan Jose de Leon *
Giuseppe Varano +
Conductor: Antony Walker
Stage Director: Crystal Manich
Lighting Designer: Cindy Limauro
Choreographer: Michele de la Reza/Peter Kope
Asst. Conductor: Glenn Lewis
Chorus Master: Mark Trawka
Associate Coach/Pianist: James Lesniak
Wig & Makeup Designer: James Geier
Assistant Director: Stephanie Havey*