Emma Berggren & Yewon Ella Yoon Headline Pacific Lyric Association’s ‘La Traviata’

By David Salazar

Pacific Lyric Association is set to present “La Traviata” on Oct. 20-22 at the California Center for Arts in Escondido.

The opera will star Emma Berggren and Yewon Ella Yoon as Violetta, tenors Gerardo Gaytan and Felipe Prado as Alfredo, and baritones Carlos Oliva and Michael Sokol as Germont. Other cast members include Hiroko Yoshinaga and Kelsey Fahy as Flora, Jack Adkins, and Shawn Taylor as Gaston de Letorieres, Thomas Lokensgard as Baron Douphol, Sara Frondoni, and Lily Berthold as Annina, Stephen Blavet as Marchese d’Obigny, Bryan Dahl as Dottore Grenvil and Robert Sheaffer as Giuseppe.

The opera will be conducted by Alexandra Keegan and directed by Gabriel Reoyo Pazos.

In the past season, Pacific Lyric Association has presented productions of “Carmen,” “Die Fledermaus,” “Tosca,” “Il Trovatore,” and “Roméo et Juliette.”