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April 22, 2022 at 7:00pm

April 24, 2022 at 2:00pm

Bass Performance Hall

In Italian

with English and Spanish supertitles

About

 

This season, as Fort Worth Opera celebrates over seven decades of riveting performances in North Texas, it is only fitting that the company pay homage to the timeless classic that ignited a passion for opera here in Fort Worth seventy-five years ago. On November 25, 1946, FWO presented its first production, Giuseppe Verdi’s La Traviata, to a sold-out house at the Will Rogers Memorial Auditorium. Last seen by local audiences during the company’s 2015 Festival, this soaring, romantic masterpiece returns to the grand stage of Bass Performance Hall on April 22 and 24, 2022, with the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra.

From the mind of brilliant young director, choreographer, and opera librettist John de los Santos (FWO’s 2018 María de Buenos Aires, 2014 The Pearl Fishers, 2011 The Mikado, Frontiers and more), this emotionally gripping, ninety-minute chamber realization of the opera is reimagined through a contemporary lens with a unique sculptural aesthetic courtesy of illustrious set designer and sculptor Liliana Duque Piñeiro and wildly inventive visual artist and costume designer, Ashley Soliman. Set within and around the vicinity of modern-day Paris and featuring masterful, atmospheric lighting by FWO Resident Designer Chad R. Jung, the opera’s glittering cast features the three headlining performers of FWO’s Diamond Anniversary Gala and the company’s Lesley Resident and Studio Artists.

 
 

Cast

Elaine Alvarez

Violetta Valéry

Nathan Granner

Alfredo Germont

Kenneth Overton

Giorgio Germont

Brandon Bell

Barone Douphol

Gabrielle Gilliam

Dottore Grenvil

Megan Koch

Annina

Kayla Nanto

Flora Bervoix

Prosper Makhanya

Marchese d’Obigny

Autumn Cappocci

Marie Brécourt

Lwazi Hlati

Gastone de Letorières

Creative

John de los Santos

Director

Chad R. Jung

Lighting Designer

Liliana Duque Piñeiro

Set Designer

Ashley Soliman

Costume Designer