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BC V6B 5N6
La Traviata, a glorious work that deserves to be revisited time and again, was last performed eight years ago at Vancouver Opera. Verdi’s perennial favourite has been given a brand-new look and features a terrific cast. Five Canadian opera companies have joined forces to produce lavish sets and costumes inspired by the decadent music hall scene of 1920s Paris.
Violetta, a famous Parisian courtesan who is consumed both by love and a life- threatening illness, is sung by Canadian Emily Dorn. Tenor Andrew Haji, who delighted audiences as Nemorino in last year’s production of L’Elisir d’amore, is the love-struck Alfredo.