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La Traviata PosterLA TRAVIATA
by Giuseppe Verdi

MARCH 28, 2019 @ 7:30pm

MARCH 29, 2019 @ 7:30pm

MARCH 31, 2019 @ 2:00pm

(Sung in Italian, with English surtitles)

 

LA TRAVIATA FOR OUR TIMES
One could imagine to the modern eye a 19th century classic like La Traviata would be only a sweet echo of a distant time. But nothing can be further from the truth. The great composer, Giuseppe Verdi, was captured by a contemporary story about people in Paris. The premiere was done in contemporary dress to bring the audience face to face with situations and emotions from their own times and lives.

                                                            
In that spirit we have set the story in our own time, in our own place.   Violetta, a young career woman in Toronto, also lives the life of a party girl as she suffers quietly from cancer. She and Alfredo meet, fall in love, enjoy raves and live an alternative lifestyle until Alfredo's father, fearing for the family’s reputation, pleads that Violetta end her love  affair with Alfredo. Violetta feels the old man’s pain and cuts the ties to her lover. At a party she honours her pledge to Alfredo’s father, even as Alfredo disgraces himself in an ugly altercation.

                                  
Months later, her disease has taken over and she is terminal. Violetta generously donates the rest of her money to charity but still longs for the love of her life. Alfredo finds her in a hospital bed and is crushed by her condition. Irrationally they sing of plans for a future together, but Violetta cannot fight her cancer any longer. She dies in his arms, with Alfredo’s father looking on in guilt.

Love and loss is the human condition. This is the genius in what Verdi created when he set to music the love and loss of people of his time in Paris. Today the Toronto City Opera will bring that story into our city, our time, and into your hearts.

 

Cast

Violetta Valéry – Beth Hagerman

Alfredo Germont – Kijong Wi

Giorgio Germont – Handaya Rusli

Gastone de Letorières – Jeffrey Smith

Flora Bervoix – Lillian Brooks

Barone Douphol – Anthony Rodrigues

Annina – Dallas Chorley

Dottore Grenvil – Austin Larusson

 

Recordings

Opera is music theatre and you will be thrilled with our 3 lead singers. Listen to examples of their capabilites on SOUNDCLOUD

 

Beth Hagerman sings Song to the Moon from Rusalka

Kijong Wi sings E Lucevan Le Stelle from Tosca

Handaya Rusli sings Di Provenza Il Mar Il Sol from La Traviata

 

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Chorus Registration

Registration for the fall 2018 session of the Toronto City Opera Chorus is now closed.

 

Your name can be placed on a waiting list by emailing your request to info@torontocityopera.com .

 

Thank you for your continued interest in the Toronto City Opera.

 

Tickets

BOX OFFICE

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OPENING NIGHT SPECIAL
Buy one ticket get a second ticket at a 50% discount for Thursday March 28.  Special student and group rates!

 

 

Venue

AL GREEN THEATRE
Miles Nadal Community Centre

750 Spadina Avenue, Toronto

 

The Al Green Theatre is a 285 seat  facility inside of the vibrant Miles Nadal Jewish Community Centre. Located at the corner of Bloor Street and Spadina Avenue in Toronto, the theatre is fully accessible by both subway lines, with ample municipal parking and a number of great shops and restaurants close by.

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