Giuseppe Verdi's three-act masterpiece La Traviata (The Fallen Woman) will be heard in its entirety Sunday afternoon on WRTI, following our Philadelphia Orchestra broadcast. The opera, with libretto by Francesco Maria Piave, is based on the novel by Alexandre Dumas. Originally, the opera was to be titled "Violetta" after the main character of the opera. It's one of Verdi's most beloved and frequently performed works.
This production is from the current series of performances by Philadelphia's Academy of Vocal Arts Opera Theater, and features the AVA Opera Orchestra, conducted by Christopher Macatsoris. This will be your only chance to hear this AVA production, as all performances are sold out! Listen on WRTI: Sunday, February 23rd at approximately 4:15 pm, immediately following the live Philadelphia Orchestra broadcast.
Violetta Valery: Chloé Moore
Flora Bervoix: Kristina Nicole Lewis
Marchese D’Obigny: Daniel Noyola
Barone Douphol: André Courville;
Dr. Grenvil: Anthony Schneider
Gastone: Alasdair Kent
Alfredo Germont: William Davenport
Annina: Anush Avetisyan
Giuseppe: Jonas Hacker
Giorgio Germont: Michael Adams
Commissionario: Jorge Espino
Un uomo: Musa Ngqungwana