Friday, April 26, 2024 @ 8:00 PM – Discovery Theatre in the Alaska Center for the Performing Arts
Saturday, April 27, 2024 @ 8:00 PM – Discovery Theatre in the Alaska Center for the Performing Arts
Sunday, April 28, 2024 @ 4:00 PM – Discovery Theatre in the Alaska Center for the Performing Arts
In Italian with English Supertitles
For Tickets CLICK HERE or call 907-263-ARTS (907-263-2787)
About La Traviata
“No sacrifice is too great for true love…or is it?”
Violetta has it all. A glamorous life of endless parties and frivolous pleasures. Every man in Paris adores her but only one, Alfredo, truly loves her. In a heartbeat she trades life in the fast-lane for a happily-ever-after life with him in the countryside. Until reality comes knocking in the form of Alfredo’s father, reminding her there’s no escaping a soiled reputation and the only path forward is one of ultimate sacrifice. Returning to high society, she breaks the heart of the man she’ll love to her dying breath. But will Alfredo discover the truth in time for a last reunion or has the clock finally run out for them? Verdi’s sublime, soaring saga of passion, love and loss will tug at your heartstrings and never let go!
In Italian with English supertitles
Place: Paris and its vicinity.
Time: Beginning of the 19th century
At a party she is hosting, the courtesan Violetta Valéry is introduced to young Alfredo Germont. Violetta suddenly feels ill but assures her guests that she is fine. Alfredo, left alone with Violetta, confesses that he has loved her from afar for a year. She initially dismisses him, but is touched by his sincerity. After Alfredo and the other party guests leave, Violetta reflects on her feelings for him and on what life would be like if she accepted his love. But she cuts short her fantasy and rededicates herself to the pursuit of pleasure.
Act II/Scene 1
For three months, Violetta and Alfredo have been living together in the country. Alfredo learns that Violetta has been selling her possessions in order to pay their expenses, so he leaves for Paris to make other financial arrangements. Germont, Alfredo’s father, unexpectedly visits, demanding that Violetta leave Alfredo so that his sister’s impending marriage will not be threatened by scandal. Violetta first objects but finally, in spite of her love for Alfredo, promises to renounce him forever. She writes Alfredo a letter ending their relationship, but before she can depart, Alfredo returns and is confused by her agitated state. After Violetta leaves, he reads her letter. Germont returns and tries to comfort his son, but Alfredo decides to confront Violetta.
Act II/Scene 2
At a soiree given by Violetta’s friend Flora Bervoix, the guests are surprised by Alfredo’s arrival. Violetta soon appears with Baron Douphol, her new lover. Alfredo gambles with the gentlemen, pretending not to notice Violetta, who is alarmed by his belligerent behaviour. Fearing for his safety, Violetta begs Alfredo to leave, but he demands that she leave with him. When Violetta refuses, Alfredo summons the other guests and publicly humiliates Violetta. Germont arrives and denounces his son’s behaviour. The Baron challenges Alfredo to a duel.
Violetta is now gravely ill, and Doctor Grenvil confides to Annina, her servant, that Violetta will not live much longer. Violetta rereads a letter from Germont informing her that Alfredo fled after wounding the Baron in the duel, but that he now knows of her sacrifice and is hurrying to her side. Alfredo arrives, begging Violetta’s forgiveness. The lovers dream of resuming their life together, but fate intervenes.
Andrea Baker – Violetta Valéry
Dennis Jesse – Giorgio Germont
Kimberly Hayes – Annina
Battur Tserendondov – Barone Douphol
Kyle Gantz – Dottore Grenvil
Brewster Jamieson – Flora’s servant / Commissioner
Peter Scott Drackley – Alfredo
Lisa Willis – Flora Bervoix
Luke Honeck – Gastone de Letorières
Phil Cheasebro – Marchese d’Obigny
TBA – Giuseppe
Brian DeMaris – AO Principal Conductor
Cedar Cussins – Lighting Designer
Elle Janecek – Hair & Makeup Designer
Richard Gordon – Chorus Master
Laura Alley – Stage Director
Lauren Miller – Set Designer
Kaeli Braden – Costume Coordinator
Helen Irene Muller – Stage Manager
Free Pre-Opera Talks
Plan to join us one hour before each performance of La Traviata to learn interesting background, and fascinating insights into this blockbuster favorite. We are proud to present our colleague in the arts, Zach Milliman, as your Pre-Opera Talk Host for La Traviata.
Friday, April 26 at 7:00 pm in the Discovery Theatre Parterre
Saturday, April 27 at 7:00 pm in the Discovery Theatre Parterre
Sunday, April 28 at 3:00 pm in the Discovery Theatre Parterre
Free Student Dress Rehearsal
Anchorage Opera would like to open the final dress rehearsal to K-12 students at no cost for our production of La Traviata by Verdi on April 24, 2024 at 7:00 pm performed in Italian with projected Supertitles in English. Seating is limited. We will do our best to accommodate any K-12 student that would like to come, however some parties may receive fewer tickets than requested based on availability.
CLICK HERE to request your vouchers.
As this is a coveted event for many schools in the Anchorage area, please do not request more tickets than you will use. If you are promised a certain number of tickets and find you will not be able to use them all, please contact us as soon as possible so that people on the wait list can be notified and make arrangements to attend.
We hope to see a full house of K-12 Students there! BRAVO