Future opera singers are easily identified at birth due to their multi-octave crying and graceful bows as they emerge from the womb. Check out how far these toddling tenors have come with this GrouponLive deal.
- One ticket to Florida Grand Opera presents “La traviata”
- When: Sunday, May 5, at 2 p.m.
- Where: Au-Rene Theater at Broward Center for the Performing Arts
- Door time: 1 p.m.
- Ticket values include all fees.
- Click here to view the seating chart.<p>
- $44 for upper orchestra section (up to a $91.50 value)
- $62 for front orchestra section (up to a $127.50 value)
- $100 for prime orchestra section (up to a $202.50 value)<p>
Florida Grand Opera Presents “La traviata”
Verdi’s La traviata returns to the Florida Grand Opera with all the sumptuous ear candy and easy-to-follow storylines that make it a popular entry point to opera. The company’s most lavish La traviata yet—and the most opulent production to grace its stage in years—cost almost two million dollars to produce, and it shows in each costume and every melting candle in the set’s meticulous recreation of 18th century Paris. Maria Alejandres stars as Violetta, a high-society courtesan who falls in love with Alfredo Germont, a young nobleman. Their romance ignites a powder keg of scandal, deceit, and disgrace, and begins to threaten Violetta’s own failing health. Deftly striking the blend of sensuality, fragility, and noble self-sacrifice that the role demands, Alejandres showcases the passionate voice that brought down the Adrienne Arsht Center during last season’s Romeo et Juliette.
Verdi’s score is so iconic that it’s hard not to sing along to the intoxicating party anthem “Libiamo ne’ lieti calici” or the tender duet “Un di, felice, eterea,” where Alfredo passes a note to Violetta and asks her to check the box if she likes him back. But there’s just as much to savor in hidden gems such as “Di provenza il mar, il suol,” during which Alfredo’s father comforts his heartbroken son with a loving baritone that doesn’t tell all it knows. By the opera’s end, audiences will understand why it caused Julia Roberts to burst into tears during Pretty Woman—and from whom Nicole Kidman’s character contracted her tuberculosis in Moulin Rouge!.