The Metropolitan Opera: La Traviata
Run Time: 210 Minutes
Giuseppe Verdi’s La Traviata is a three act opera with an Italian libretto by Francesco Maria Piave, first performed in Venice in 1853. This new Michael Mayer directed production plays at the Met December 4 to April 27, conducted by Yannick Nézet-Séguin with soprano Diana Damrau and tenor Juan Diego Flórez starring as Violetta and Alfredo. It’s one of the most widely loved operas, following courtesan Violetta as she falls for Alfredo and gradually fades away from tuberculosis, with a score that’s gloriously tender yet dramatic. This production has an eighteenth century setting with sumptuous scenery that will captivate audiences.