Music by Giuseppe Verdi
Libretto by Francesco Maria Piave
Performed in Italian with English captions
In October 2015, rising soprano Lisette Oropesa made her role debut as Violetta in a new production of Verdi’s La traviata at the Academy of Music, serving notice that this would be one of the definitive roles of her career.
The Opera Philadelphia Channel presents the digital premiere of Paul Curran’s renowned production, featuring newly remixed audio, co-starring tenor Alek Shrader and baritone Stephen Powell. The stream purchase includes "La traviata: Five Years Later," a program with the artists of La traviata, hosted by Opera Philadelphia Artistic Advisor Lawrence Brownlee, who look back on the five-year anniversary of the production.
How to purchase: Available on-demand with a Channel subscription or with a seven-day rental for $20. Rent today>>
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Approx. 2 hrs and 20 min.
Available with a Season Pass or seven-day rental.
The Opera Philadelphia Channel has been made possible by the Disosway Foundation, Inc. and by Wyncote Foundation
The digital premiere of La traviata has been made possible by Charlotte and Bob† Watts
La traviata is underwritten in part by Mrs. Sandra K. Baldino
Maestro Corrado Rovaris’ engagement as the Jack Mulroney Music Director has been made possible by Mrs. John P. Mulroney
The 2015 HD broadcast of La traviata was made possible by the William Penn Foundation, PNC Arts Alive, and Wyncote Foundation
The Opera Philadelphia Orchestra has been underwritten by Alice and Walter Strine, Esqs
Production from Bucharest National Opera House
Cast & Creative Team
- Gary McCann * Set & Costume Design
- Paul Hackenmueller * Lighting Design
- Elizabeth Braden Chorus Master
- David Zimmerman Wig & Make-up Design
- Becki Smith Stage Manager
- Stephanie Havey Assistant Director
- Gregory Boyle Assistant Stage Manager
- Jen Shaw Assistant Stage Manager
- *Opera Philadelphia debut
Giuseppe Verdi was born in Italy in 1813, prior to Italian unification. Verdi produced many successful operas, including La Traviata, Falstaff and Aida, and became known for his skill in creating melody and his profound use of theatrical effect. His rejection of the traditional Italian opera for integrated scenes and unified acts earned him great fame.
Giuseppe Verdi died on January 27, 1901, in Milan. Composing over 25 operas throughout his career, he continues to be regarded today as one of the greatest Italian composers. His works have reportedly been performed more than any other performer's worldwide. Read more of Verdi's story.