Here’s a pair of highlights from Central City Opera’s new production of Giuseppe Verdi’s “La Traviata,” which opens Saturday.
“La Traviata” tells a tragic love story between a Parisian courtesan named Violetta and her suitor, Alfredo.
But there are memorable upbeat moments, such as the “Libiamo, Libiamo” drinking song performed here as a duet by soprano Ellie Dehn as Violetta and tenor Ryan MacPherson as Alfredo. It's a festive moment from early in the story during the main characters' first encounter with one another. Watch the singers in the CPR Performance Studio in the video above.
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And check out the lyrical aria “Di Provenza Il Mar,” performed by baritone Troy Cook as Giorgio Germont:
Flip through the 2015 Opera Insider festival guide from Central City Opera for more on the opera: