La Traviata

She risks everything for one chance at love. Anya Matanovic as Violetta, opera’s most compelling courtesan in Verdi’s La Traviata

Photo by Arielle Doneson

Music by Giuseppe Verdi  |  Libretto by Francesco Maria Piave
Sung in Italian with projected English translation

Giuseppe Verdi’s La Traviata, not seen at BLO in nearly a decade, returns in a glorious new production. The tale of Violetta, a worldly courtesan with all the men of Paris at her feet, takes a wrenching turn when she risks all for a chance at enduring love. Anya Matanovic makes her Boston Lyric Opera debut in the role opposite Weston Hurt as the father who will stop at nothing to protect his family’s honor. His son Alfredo loses and regains Violetta, leading to one of the greatest scenes of reconciliation in all of opera.

October 10, 2014 at 8:00 p.m.
October 12, 2014 at 3:00 p.m.
October 15, 2014 at 7:30 p.m.
October 17, 2014 at 7:30 p.m.
October 19, 2014 at 3:00 p.m.

Conducted by
Arthur Fagen

Directed by
Chas Rader-Shieber

ANYA MATANOVIC* as Violetta
MICHAEL WADE LEE* as Alfredo Germont
WESTON HURT as Giorgio Germont
with Jon Jurgens, Chelsea Basler,
David Kravitz, David Cushing,
David Wadden and Rachel Hauge

Boston Lyric Opera Orchestra and Chorus


*Boston Lyric Opera debut