Opera Orlando’s 2021-22 season celebrates an opera great. It is a very Verdi season as the composer’s beloved classic La Traviata is on the MainStage at Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts. Set in the glitz and grit of New York, this original, updated production takes inspiration from the life of Molly Bloom, who at 26 years old ran the world’s most exclusive poker ring.
Conductor Stephanie Rhodes Russell makes her Opera Orlando debut leading the Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra, with artistic director Grant Preisser directing this original, updated production that takes inspiration from the life and experiences of Molly Bloom. Internationally renowned soprano Cecilia Violetta López returns to Opera Orlando as Violetta, whose plight in the original story is a perfect parallel to Bloom. Both Violetta and Bloom own their life choices and navigate their questionable circumstances with a moral integrity that makes the tragic ending of the opera all the more heartbreaking. She will be joined by Victor Ryan Robertson and Thomas Cannon, both making their company debuts as father and son Germont.
The stellar cast will also feature members of the Opera Orlando Chorus and dancers from the Orlando Ballet.
Music by Giuseppe Verdi & libretto by Francesco Maria Piave
Sung in Italian with English supertitles.
Estimated run time is two and a half hours with one intermission.
Age Advisory – PG-13