JACKSON HOLE, WYOMING
The Grand Teton Music Festival and Center of Wonder present Verdi’s La Traviata on Thursday, March 23 at 7PM at Jackson’s Center for the Arts.
A Willy Decker revival of Verdi’s most popular opera, La Traviata tells the story of Violetta, an upper-class courtesan ill with tuberculosis. While she struggles with her impending death, Violetta falls for Alfredo, a young bourgeois gentleman who has loved her for some time. Together, they escape the city and Violetta’s indulgent lifestyle to live peacefully in the French countryside. However, Violetta’s reputation threatens their happiness, forcing their separation and beckoning her to return to her old ways. By the time she and Alfredo reconnect and declare their mutual love, it is too late—Violetta becomes a victim to her illness.
Sonya Yoncheva sings one of opera’s most beloved heroines, the tragic Violetta, a role in which she triumphed on the Met stage in 2015. Tenor Michael Fabiano is her lover, Alfredo, and Music Director of the San Francisco Opera Nicola Luisotti conducts.
With exquisite scores, legendary stories, and dramatic sets, GTMF, the Center of Wonder, and The Met: Live in HD bring world-class opera to the Jackson Hole community. The season’s sensational line-up includes favorites from operatic greats Verdi, Mozart, Strauss, and Dvořák, with many productions returning to the stage with new life. The season continues with:
Mozart’s Idomeneo – April 13, 2017
Strauss’ Der Rosenkavalier – July 5, 2017
GTMF and the Center of Wonder present all broadcasts at Jackson’s Center for the Arts. Tickets to The Met: Live in HD are $20 for adults and seniors, and $12 for students and children. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit gtmf.org or call the Center for the Arts box office at 307.733.4900.
About the Grand Teton Music Festival (GTMF): For seven weeks each summer, the Grand Teton Music Festival reunites a celebrated orchestra of musicians led by Music Director Donald Runnicles. Throughout the winter, GTMF provides various community outreach programs, a Winter Festival in February, as well as broadcasts from The Metropolitan Opera’s Live in HD series.
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