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Arts / Entertainment

Opera 'La Traviata' May 14 and 16

May 6, 2010

Colorado State University apprentice artists and Opera Fort Collins will perform Verdi's 'La Traviata,' the story of a famed courtesan and a nobleman who fall in love. Considered revolutionary when Verdi wrote it, the play takes a sympathetic stance towards a woman "gone astray." The School of the Arts production features some of the opera's most memorable characters and most beautiful music.

Friday, May 14, 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, May 16, 2 p.m.
Griffin Concert Hall
University Center of the Arts

La Traviata, written by the Italian romantic composer, Giuseppe Verdi, will be performed at the Griffin Concert Hall in CSU's University Center of the Arts on Friday, May 14 at 7:30 p.m. and on Sunday, May 16 at 2 p.m. 

Beautiful music, great characters

In this unique, semi-staged version of La Traviata – the third most performed opera in America – Wes Kenney conducts CSU apprentice artists and Opera Fort Collins performers in Verdi’s famed opera about Violetta Valéry, the doomed courtesan. 

La Traviata features some of opera’s most memorable characters, and most beautiful music. 

Read a synopsis of the play by The Metropolitan Opera.


The cast includes:

  • Michelle Diggs (Violetta)
  • Jin Hwan Byun (Alfredo)
  • Charles Edwin Taylor (Giorgio)
  • Carol Perry (Flora)
  • Rebekah Gray (Annina)
  • Craig Blackard (Gastone)
  • Steven Taylor (Barone)
  • Bradley Thompson (Marchese)
  • Nathan Hickle (Dottore)

Tickets available at the door

Tickets for this event will be available at the door on the night of the performance.

Pre-sale tickets available only through the Lincoln Center Box Office
. Contact:

Contact: Jennifer Clary
Phone: (970) 491-3603