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  La Traviata at Lyric Opera

La Traviata

Lyric Opera
20 N. Wacker Drive Chicago

Violetta is the most desirable courtesan in Paris. Sought after by society's most important men and wealthy in her own right, she is perfectly content-until she falls in love with Alfredo Germont. But when Alfredo's father insists that she'll ruin Alfredo's family name, she selflessly pushes away the only man she's ever loved. Will they ever be together again? Yes, but by then it's much, much too late.

Thru - Dec 20, 2013

Price: $34-$229

Show Type: Opera

Box Office: 312-332-2244

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  La Traviata Reviews
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Chicago Sun Times - Somewhat Recommended

"...Casting, too, is problematic. Lyric has tapped the Baltics for a physically winning soprano, in this case Latvian Marina Rebeka. But after Violetta's Act 1 half-hour mini-opera, the wan singer just does not have the voice for the next two highly demanding acts. She is even almost inaudible in the famed letter-reading introduction to the Act 3 signature, "Addio del passato," normally a chance for acting chops to make up for any limitations as a singer."
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Andrew Patner

Chicago Stage Review - Highly Recommended

"...For those new to the genre, Lyricís La Traviata is everything you hoped Grand Opera would be. And for those experienced, it will be a reminder that powerful art needs very little embellishment."
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Lori Dana

ChicagoCritic - Highly Recommended

"...But, in act three, Marina Rebekaís heartfelt performance with her aria: Addio del passato and her finale: Prend, quest Ďe lí immagine., was totally intoxicating. The lush score from Verdi has so carried us into the romantic and decadent throughout this three hour opera that we love this opera so much that we keeping coming to see it. I totally agree that La Traviata is a fine opera to introduce young folks to the joys and grandeur of opera. The fabulous opera exemplifies how great singing works upon a fine melodious score to produce a stunning spectacle of sound and images. Come enjoy Verdiís La Traviata."
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Tom Williams

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