A scene from Opera Colorado's "La Traviata." 

Photo: Opera Colorado/Matthew Staver

Giuseppe Verdi’s "La Traviata" is an opera staple, filled with some of the most beloved melodies ever written. It’s a rich musical experience that tells a passionate and tragic love story.

Listen at 6 p.m. Monday for to hear a complete live recording of Opera Colorado’s new production of “La Traviata,” captured on opening night at the Ellie Caulkins Opera House. It’s the latest broadcast in our CPR Classical In Concert series.

“La Traviata” tells the story of Violetta, a courtesan; Alfredo, her admirer; and their ill-fated romance. It’s a three-act spectacle that has thrilled audiences since its debut in 1853. For a preview of the broadcast, click the audio link above to hear CPR Classical host David Ginder talk with soprano Cecilia Violetta Lopez about playing Violetta in the production. 

Listen to Ginder give an overview of the story of "La Traviata":

Audio: Cast Walkthrough: Opera Colorado's 'La Traviata'

 

Read about the rest of the cast and creative team behind Opera Colorado’s production, or check out a synopsis of the story.

You can also see what it's like in the orchestra pit in the video below: