June 14, 16, 20 & 22, 2018
Music Hall | Springer Auditorium

Music by Giuseppe Verdi
Libretto by Francesco Maria Piave

Sung in Italian with projected translation
Performance length: 3 hours, including two intermissions

A love so true it took her breath away

Violetta had it all—a lavish apartment, beautiful gowns and jewels, fine champagne in crystal glasses. She was a courtesan in 1850s Paris, flirting and toasting her way through life. For this pretty woman, it seemed like the party would never end. And then, she met him.

Cincinnati Opera returns home to Music Hall with an opulent, “larger-than-life” period production of Verdi's irresistible classic (Cincinnati Enquirer). "Whirling ball scenes,” “glittering costumes,” soaring melodies, and some of opera's most romantic moments offer the perfect way to experience opera for the first time or revisit a favorite. Praised for her singing and powerful acting, French soprano Norah Amsellem holds the audience "spellbound" (Financial Times) as the famed courtesan Violetta Valéry.


Cast & Creative Team

Norah Amsellem Violetta Valéry

Norah Amsellem
Violetta Valéry

Ji-Min Park Alfredo Germont

Ji-Min Park
Alfredo Germont

Youngjoo An Giorgio Germont

Youngjoo An
Giorgio Germont

Violetta Valéry  Norah Amsellem
Alfredo Germont  Ji-Min Park
Giorgio Germont  Youngjoo An

Conductor  Renato Balsadonna
Stage Director  Bliss Hebert
Scenic & Costume Designer  Allen Charles Klein
Lighting Designer  Thomas C. Hase

A co-production with Florida Grand Opera