It has been told and retold over and over, in movies (Pretty Woman), books (La Dame aux Camelias) and musicals (Moulin Rouge), but no one tells the story quite like Verdi. This Saturday, April 27th, witness a love story as old as time at La Traviata, hosted by Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre and performed by the Atlanta Opera.
The Atlanta Opera mainstage season closes with this classic story of love and loss – a gorgeous interpretation of one of the most well-known and well-loved operas in the repertoire. Based upon the 1852 play by Alexandre Dumas fils (La Dame aux camélias), La Traviata marked a large step forward for Verdi in his quest to express dramatic ideas in music. “La Traviata” means “the fallen woman” or “the one who goes astray” and refers to the main character, Violetta, a courtesan.
Verdi’s music is incomparable, with one beautiful melody after another, in this exquisitely romantic story. Within the social whirl of sophisticated Paris, Violetta lives purely for pleasure but longs for true love. She finds the right man in Alfredo, but their happiness is cut short: at his father’s insistence, Violetta leaves Alfredo for the sake of his family. Her spirit broken, her health shattered, Violetta now lives only with the hope that Alfredo will return to her.
La Traviata gives us one of opera’s most glorious heroines, a woman of boundless humanity and emotional depth. Don’t miss it when this world renown performance comes to Cobb Energy Centre on Saturday, April 27th! The opera will be performed in Italian with English supertitles above the stage. Tickets begin at $38 and may be purchased online at www.atlantaopera.org.
Step outside of our welcoming and comfortable community at Magnolia Vinings Apartments in Atlanta, Georgia for the day! This event is coming to town on Saturday, and it promises to be a wonderful time!
Saturday, April 27, 2019—8:00 PM
Event Venue Location:
Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre
2800 Cobb Galleria Parkway
Atlanta, Georgia 30339