Academy of Vocal Arts to Present ‘La Traviata’

By David Salazar

The Academy of Vocal Arts is gearing up to present Verdi’s “La Traviata” starting on Nov. 11, 2022.

The opera will feature Lydia Grindatto and Emily Margevich rotating in the role of Violetta Valéry. They are joined by Matthew Goodheart and Luke Norvell as Alfredo Germont and Benjamin Dickinson and Kevin Godinez as Giorgio Germont. Other cast members include Monique Galväo, Angel Raii Gomez, Peter Barber, and Cumhur Görgün.

Christofer Macatsoris leads the AVA Opera Orchestra and Dorothy Danner directs.

The opening performance will be followed by a Nov. 13 showcase at Lehigh University’s Zoellner Arts Center. Then on Nov. 15-19, the opera heads to AVA’s Helen Corning Warden Theater before getting a Young Professionals performance on Nov. 21. The run concludes on Nov. 29 at The Haverford School’s Centennial Hall.