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Metropolitan Opera 2019-20 Review: La Traviata (Cast B)

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(Credit: Richard Termine / Met Opera) The role of Violetta in “La Traviata” is one of the most challenging in all of the repertory despite its ubiquity. As such, there are a lot of sopranos who manage to pull off the role, though few with overall great vocal and dramatic consistency on stage. But Lisette Oropesa, taking on the role {…}

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Amore Opera 2017-18 Review: La Traviata – Jennifer Gliere Enchants as Life, and Death, of the Party

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This review is for the performance on Saturday, May 26, 2018. Within the intimate space of the Riverside Theatre, Amore Opera’s production of “La Traviata” brought to the surface comedic moments hidden within Francesco Maria Piave’s libretto. While this work is not one I normally would expect humor from, this approach added to the emotional investment in the audience, as {…}

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Teatro San Carlo Announces New Cast Change for ‘La Traviata’

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The Teatro San Carlo has announced a new cast change for its production of “La Traviata.” The company said that for the performances on July 17 and 20, Marina Rebeka will sing the title role taking over for an ill Lisette Oropesa. Rebeka performed the first performance on July 14, also replacing Oropesa. For her part, Oropesa took to social {…}

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Teatro San Carlo Announces Cast Change for ‘La Traviata’

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The Teatro San Carlo has announced a cast change for its opening night of Verdi’s “La Traviata.” The company said, “We inform our audience that, due to a sudden illness of Lisette Oropesa, the role of Violetta Valéry, for the première of ‘La Traviata,’ on stage on July 14, 2024, will be performed by Marina Rebeka.” Oropesa took to social {…}

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Santa Fe Opera Announces Cast Change for ‘La Traviata’

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The Santa Fe Opera has announced a casting update for its production of Verdi’s “La Traviata.” The company said Mexican baritone Alfredo Daza is set to make its house debut as Giorgio Germont in Louisa Muller’s new staging of “La Traviata,” a role he will also perform in the co-production at the Dallas Opera in the fall. He replaces Carlos {…}

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The Dallas Opera Announces Cast Change for 2024-25 ‘La Traviata’

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The Dallas Opera has announced a cast change for its 2024-25 production of Verdi’s “La Traviata.” The company noted that tenor Xabier Anduaga, who was scheduled to make his TDO debut in the role of Alfredo Germont, has withdrawn from these appearances due to family reasons. Replacing Anduaga in the role of Alfredo Germont, in their TDO debuts, are Javier Camarena, {…}

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Opéra National de Paris 2023-24 Review: La Traviata

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On a captivating evening that combined love’s celebration with the beauty of opera, the Opéra de Paris presented Giuseppe Verdi’s “La Traviata” on February 14th, 2024, marking both a highlight of the season and a fitting tribute to the day dedicated to love. This co-production with the Wiener Staatsoper distinguished itself through a meticulously Parisian mise-en-scène and a vivid realization of {…}

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Pittsburgh Opera Announce Childcare Program for ‘La Traviata’ Performance

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Pittsburgh Opera has announced the debut of an innovative program to make it easier for patrons to enjoy their opera performances. The company announced that it will be offering free childcare to children ages 2-12 at the Sunday, March 24th matinee performance of “La Traviata” at the Benedum Center. The childcare will take place onsite at the Benedum Center, in {…}