La Traviata

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Verdi’s touching opera ‘La Traviata’ (‘The Fallen Woman’) will be produced February 2 & 4. The high-priced courtesan Violetta Valery has made Paris her playground and although she has many well-heeled admirers, she has never truly found love. All of that changes when she meets the young and impetuous Alfredo, who convinces the skeptical Violetta that his love for her is pure and true. When Violetta allows herself to follow her heart, the strict but hypocritical rules of 19th century society force them apart. A short-lived final reunion between the two lovers showcases Verdi’s immense skill as a composer and dramatist. Raquel Gonzalez, who stunned audiences last season as Tatiana in ‘Eugene Onegin,’ will make her role debut as the ill-fated Violetta. Baritone Todd Thomas (‘Rigoletto’) returns as Alfredo’s disapproving but ultimately tender-hearted father Germont. Christian Capocaccia conducts, with stage direction by Kathleen Stakenas. Opera newcomers will recognize the plot of ‘La Traviata’ from the Baz Luhrmann movie-musical it inspired: ‘Moulin Rouge.’ 

Crouse-Hinds Theater at the John H. Mulroy Civic Center

Friday, February 2, 2018 at 8:00 PM  

Sunday, February 4, 2018 at 2:00 PM 

Sung in Italian with English surtitles. 

All attendees are invited to attend a free conductor's pre-talk one hour prior to each performance. 


Production Team and Cast Information

Christian Capocaccia, Conductor

Tristan Rais-Sherman, Assistant Conductor

Kathleen Stakenas, Director

Raquel Gonzalez, Violetta

Mackenzie Whitney, Alfredo

Todd Thomas, Germont

Brooke Larimer, Flora

Danan Tsan, Annina

Tallon Larham, Gastone

Bruce Paulsen, Grenvil

Easton Clark, Marchese

Jake Goz, Giuseppe

Adam Fine, Baron

Symphoria, Orchestra

Syracuse Opera Chorus, Ensemble