June 12 - 27, 2021
A co-production with POCKET OPERA
& the MENDOCINO MUSIC FESTIVAL
By Giuseppe Verdi
English adaptation by Donald Pippin
Stage Direction by Elly Lichenstein
Music Direction by Mary Chun
One of the best-loved operas in the repertoire, Verdi’s masterpiece LA TRAVIATA tells the story of the tragic love between the beautiful courtesan Violetta Valery and the romantic Alfredo Germont. Played out against the hypocrisy of upper-class fashionable society, Alfredo and Violetta’s love threatens to shame his family. When his father directly appeals to Violetta to relinquish her one chance of happiness, Violetta submits and her act of self-sacrifice leads to her paying the ultimate price.
Featuring one of the most iconic, romantic and tragic scores of all time, its intimate scope and subject matter inspired the composer to create some of his most profound, gorgeous and heartfelt music.