The Cleveland Opera celebrates the Golden Age of Cleveland
with Verdi’s classic La traviata
Let's celebrate the Golden Age of Cleveland in its luxurious 1920's! Especially for our audiences, this production is created in the Art Deco style of the Great Gatsby Era. As a city of many nationalities and neighborhoods, Cleveland offers unique venues, the splendor of which will be revealed with three opera performances of Verdi’s masterpiece La traviata.
The opera will be performance on:
• Wednesday, March 14, 2018 at 7:00 pm at Polish-American Cultural Center at 6501 Lansing Avenue, Cleveland OH 44105 (Free refreshments sponsored by The Cleveland Opera. Free guarded parking);
• Friday, March 16, 2018 at 7:30 pm at First Baptist Church of Greater Cleveland at 3630 Fairmount Blvd. Shaker Heights OH 44118 (Free refreshments sponsored by The Cleveland Opera. Free convenient parking);
• Sunday, March 18, 2018 at 3:30 pm at The Tudor Arms Hotel Grand Ballroom at 10660 Carnegie Avenue, Cleveland OH 44106 (Refreshments available for purchase from Tudor Arms. Free valet parking sponsored by The Cleveland Opera).
Tickets ($55 Sponsor Seating, $25 General Admission, $10 Student) are available by calling 216 816 1411 or online at www.theclevelandopera.org/traviata
For more information, please call us at 216 816 1411 or visit www.theclevelandopera.org
Alfredo falls in love with the Parisian courtesan Violetta. Their romantic rapture leads them to abandon the glitzy life of Paris for idyllic countryside. There, an unexpected visit of Alfredo’s father thwarts the couple’s bliss and alters their envisioned future. The Cleveland Opera will bring to life the passionate story and Verdi's glorious music with soloists, chorus, costumes, sets, staging, and supertitles, while continuing its long-time collaboration with the Cleveland Women’s Orchestra under the baton of Robert Cronquist. Jacek Sobieski is chorus master and coach for the production. Featured soloists include Timothy Culver, tenor, as Alfredo; Dorota Sobieska, soprano, as Violetta and stage director; Brian Keith Johnson, baritone, as Giorgio Germont; Elizabeth Frey, mezzo-soprano, as Flora Bervoix; Ashley Hafler, soprano, as Annina; Cory James Svette, tenor, as Gastone; Jeremy Gilpatric, baritone, as Barone; Bryant Bush, bass, as Marchese; Daniel Fridley, bass, as Dottore.
The productions of The Cleveland Opera are made possible through generous support from The National Endowment for the Arts, Ohio Arts Council, Cuyahoga Arts & Culture, The Cleveland Foundation, The George Gund Foundation, Kulas Foundation, John P. Murphy Foundation, Polish-American Cultural Center JPII, Neighborhood Connections, Northern Ohio Opera League, and many other generous sponsors. Thank you for your kind support of our past and present programs.