Opera Philadelphia to Stream ‘La Traviata’ with Lisette Oropesa

By Francisco Salazar

Opera Philadelphia is set to stream the 2015 production of Verdi’s “La Traviata” starring Lisette Oropesa.

The production marked the role debut of Oropesa as Violetta in a new production by Paul Curran. Since then Oropesa has gone on to perform the role to great acclaim at the Metropolitan Opera and Arena di Verona.

Opera Philadelphia’s production will premiere on Friday, October 30, at 8:00 p.m. EDT and will be available for unlimited on-demand viewing for Season Pass holders through May 31, 2021. The production is also available to rent for a seven-day period for $20. Visit operaphila.tv for details.

The broadcast will include a recent interview with Oropesa conducted by Opera Philadelphia Artistic Advisor Lawrence Brownlee and featuring Jack Mulroney Music Director Corrado Rovaris, who reflect on the preparations that went into the important role debut and look back on the five-year anniversary of the production. The special includes commentary from director Curran as well as tenor Alek Shrader who portrays Alefreo and baritone Stephen Powell who takes on the role of Germont.