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Palmetto Opera Presents: La Traviata
January 17, 2020 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm$25.00 – $45.00
On Friday, January 17, 2020 at 7:30 pm, The Palmetto Opera brings their full-scale production of the grand opera La Traviata to the Koger Center for the Arts featuring an international cast. Tickets are available from the Koger Center Box Office at 803-251-2222 or on their website at http://kogercenterforthearts.com/event.php?id=866.
One of the best loved of Verdi’s operas, La Traviata will be performed in the original Italian with English super titles projected above the stage.
La Traviata is one of the cornerstones of the operatic repertory. The score is littered with fantastic tunes that are now wildly famous (even those who aren’t operatically versed will know many of the arias from countless TV ads), but beyond that it is the coherence of the whole piece that makes it a masterpiece. The taut plot and vivid characters paired with Verdi’s perfectly attuned music tend to result in few dry eyes by the end of Act III.
It is currently the most popular of Verdi’s operas and one of his most distinct.
The real wonder of this work is that regardless of the period, these characters speak to our universal nature. The plight of Violetta makes sense regardless of whether we see her as a 19th century courtesan, a 21st century escort or something else altogether!
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