La Traviata
By Giuseppe Verdi
Wednesday, July 26 and Friday, July 28, 2017, 7:30 p.m.
Merrill Auditorium, Portland        TICKETS

Opera Maine, formerly PORTopera, presents one of the most loved operas of all time for its 23rd mainstage production. Artistic Director Dona D. Vaughn brings new life to this heartbreaking tale conducted by Maestro  Stephen Lord with the Opera Maine orchestra and chorus. The principal cast features soprano Maria Natale as Violetta, tenor Mackenzie Whitney as Alfredo, and baritone Joo Won Kang as Germont, all making their Opera Maine debuts

Stephen Lord – Conductor

Dona D. Vaughn – Artistic Director

La traviata is set in Paris, and revolves around a famous courtesan, Violetta, who abandons her life of excitement and luxury for a quiet existence with her respectable lover, Alfredo. Unfortunately for the lovers, Alfredo’s father Germont refuses to bless the union and persuades Violetta to abandon the relationship to save his family from disgrace. Violetta is ultimately reunited with her beloved Alfredo but, alas, it is too late as – in true operatic fashion – Violetta dies.

Maria Natale

Mackenzie Whitney

Joo Won Kang

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