Greenbrier Valley Theatre (GVT), in partnership with the Met: Live in HD, presents Verdi’s La Traviata.
This heartbreaking love story will stream live on Saturday, Dec. 15 at 12:55 p.m. The simulcast will last approximately three hours and seven minutes, with one intermission. Dr. James Caplinger, from the University of Charleston, will give a complimentary lecture beginning at 12:15 p.m.
Tickets are $18 for general adult admission, $14 for seniors (60+) and $10 for children/students. For more information, call the GVT Box Office at 304-645-3838 or visit www.gvtheatre.org.
Portraying the tragic heroine Violette is Diana Damrau, while the object of her doomed love, Alfredo is played by Juan Diego Flórez. Determined to destroy their love is Alfredo’s father, Germont, will be performed by Quinn Kelsey and the production will be conducted by Yannick Nézet-Séguin.
“The Yannick Nézet-Séguin era at the Metropolitan Opera has officially begun.” —newyorkclassicalreview.com
Nézet-Séguin makes his debut as the Metropolitan Opera Music Director with La Traviata. He may be young, but his resume is nothing to scoff at. Among his many career highlights, he was music director of the Philadelphia Orchestra, artistic director and principal conductor of the Orchestre Métropolitain, and his credits include Die Zauberflöte, La Clemenza di Tito, Le Nozze di Figaro, Die Entführung aus dem Serail and Così fan tutte.
This program is presented with financial assistance from the WV Division of Arts, Culture & History, and the National Endowment for the Arts, with approval from the WV Commission on the Arts.