Roseanne Wholey and David Conrad go from philanthropists to philanderers even before intermssion. How will a night at the opera transform you?Roseanne Wholey and David Conrad go from philanthropists to philanderers
even before intermission. How will a night at the opera transform you?


Saturday, October 15, 2011  -  8:00 PM
Tuesday, October 18, 2011  -  7:00 PM
Friday, October 21, 2011  -  8:00 PM
Sunday, October 23, 2011  -  2:00 PM

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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.

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• 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!

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 Cast and Artistic Team

(cast is listed in order of vocal appearance)

Anna Samuil
Violetta Valery

Stephanie Lauricella*
Flora Bervoix

Adam Fry *
Marquis d'Obigny

Kyle Oliver *
Baron Douphol

Liam Moran **
Doctor Grenvil

Juan Jose de Leon *

Giuseppe Varano +
Alfredo Germont

Stephen Powell
Giorgio Germont

 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*

+ Pittsburgh Opera debut
* Pittsburgh Opera Resident Artist
** Pittsburgh Opera Resident Artist alumni

Sets and costumes from Lyric Opera of Chicago

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