October 2nd at the Minoru Chapel
For tickets, call 604-276-4300
Minoru Chapel, 6540 Gilbert Road
Celebrate Verdi's 200th birthday with us a with his most popular opera, La Traviata. Verdi's La Traviata is every soprano's dream role. It is a moving adaptation of the Dame aux Camelias story by Alexandre Dumas. Violetta, a young courtesan, encounters Alfredo at a party. He attempts to charm her, but she laughs at him, telling him that he can visit her when the flower, of his love, dies. Left alone, she simply can't forget him and begins to wonder if a girl like herself can have a serious love. The pair retires to the country, where she regains her health, only to be visited by Alfredo's father, who demands that she leave his son. Tearfully and regretfully, she does. Months pass, and Violetta returns to her former life in the city. There, her illness returns and she finds herself alone and abandoned. Her only consolation is a letter from Georgio Germont, saying he has reconsidered and told Alfredo the truth. Alone she waits. In her final hours the pair arrive only to say a final goodbye. Performers include Elizabeth Lewis Celeste (Violetta/soprano), Matt Chittick (Alfredo/tenor), Andrew Greenwood (Germont/baritone), and Dr. Nikolai Maloff, piano.
Opera di Concertisti recently celebrated its first birthday, this August. Opera di Concertisti is a small professional opera company dedicated to developing emerging talent. Productions include La Traviata, Rigoletto, La Fille du Regiment, and Attila. For more information, check out our website at www.opera-di-concertisti.com.