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.