Have a Little Tuberculosis with your Opera

For the penultimate production of its aptly titled 2011-2012 season, Tragic Obsessions, the Dallas Opera presents one of opera’s most dolefully beautiful romances. Guiseppe Verdi’s La traviata, set in 19th-century Paris, tells the story of a young woman of questionable virtue and her passionate love affair with a wealthy young heir. Verdi’s masterpiece has everything you expect in such a tale — disapproving parents, duels with rival lovers, gorgeous arias you’re bound to recognize and tragic illnesses. This is The Dallas Opera’s first production of La traviata at the Winspear Opera House, 2403 Flora St., and it marks soprano Myrtò Papatanasiu’s American debut in the leading role of Violetta. Papatanasiu will be joined by tenor Jame Valenti as her lover, nobleman Alfredo Germont, and Laurent Naouri as the disapproving father. Single-performance ticket prices range from $25 to $350. Call 214-443-1000 or visit dallasopera.org/tickets.
Fridays-Sundays. Starts: April 15. Continues through April 29, 2012

 
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