Based on La dame aux Cam’lias by Alexandre Dumas, fils
Dumas’ semi-autobiographical novel caused quite a stir in mid-century Paris, and his doomed Lady of the Camellias has been a favorite of stage actresses such as Sarah Bernhardt and, later, of movie stars like Greta Garbo. Verdi was living in Paris when the novel and stage adaptation premiered, and they affected him deeply. La Traviata, his operatic setting, has become one of the most popular works in the repertory. Love and death swirl around the beautiful courtesan Violetta Valery, who sacrifices everything to follow her heart. The Boston Conservatory presents this audience favorite in a semi-staged concert with chamber orchestra. The ultimate romantic opera becomes a perfect way to spend Valentine’s Day with the one you love!
Sung in Italian with projected English supertitles
Andrew Altenbach, conductor
Nathan Troup, stage director
Tickets: $25, $20
(Fees may apply)