brings her acclaimed interpretation of the doomed courtesan Violetta Valéry to Live in HD audiences for the first time, opposite rising American tenor Michael Fabiano
as her lover, Alfredo. Thomas Hampson
sings one of his most acclaimed Met roles as Giorgio Germont, Alfredo’s disapproving father, in a revival of Willy Decker
’s staging conducted by San Francisco Opera Music Director Nicola Luisotti
Running time: 2 hours, 33 minutes; includes one 27 minute intermission
Tickets: $25 Adult / $23 LT member / $5 Youth 18 and under
Pre-Opera Talk with Dr. Morton Achter
"The 'Vulnerable Woman' in 19th-Century Opera"
Violetta could almost be considered a poster girl for the downtrodden heroine in opera and melodrama. A brief survey of the character type, which also includes "fallen" and frail women, with special emphasis on one of Verdi's greatest works.