A time of excess and excitement, of living for the moment and flaunting newfound freedoms, the Jazz Age makes an unexpected but perfect setting for La Traviata. Verdi’s eternally popular opera tells the tale of a conflicted courtesan, her devoted lover and his disapproving father. Donald Runnicles conducts a remarkable cast headed by superstar soprano Anna Netrebko, praised by Time magazine for her “voice of astonishing richness and power.” She is joined by tenor Charles Castronovo and baritone Dwayne Croft, lauded for his “richly colored singing” by the San Francisco Chronicle.
Official Website: http://sfopera.com/o/275.asp
Added by sagemane on August 17, 2008