June 14, 16, 20 & 22 | 7:30 p.m.
Music Hall

Music by Giuseppe Verdi
Libretto by Francesco Maria Piave

Sung in Italian with projected translation
Performance length: 3 hours
Rated PG

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 that the party would never end. And then, she met him.

Cincinnati Opera returns home to Music Hall with a "lavish" production (Opera News) of Verdi’s irresistible classic. It’s no wonder Traviata is one of the best-loved operas of all time—filled with soaring melodies, sweeping emotions, rousing drinking songs, and passionate characters. After stealing our hearts as Liù in our spectacular 2015 Turandot, French soprano Norah Amsellem will hold the audience “spellbound” (Financial Times) as the famed courtesan Violetta Valéry. Korean tenor Ji-Min Park returns as Violetta’s lover, Alfredo, after his “beautifully sung and engagingly acted” (Cincinnati Enquirer) performance in Don Pasquale (2015).


Cast & Creative Team

Violetta Valéry  Norah Amsellem
Alfredo Germont  Ji-Min Park
Giorgio Germont  Youngjoo An
Gastone de Letorieres Martin Bakari
Baron Douphol Thomas Dreeze
Marchese D’Obigny Simon Barrad
Doctor Grenville James Eder
Flora Bervoix Reilly Nelson
Annina Nicolette Book
Giuseppe Samuel Smith
Messenger Michael Young
Flora's Servant Stefan Erik Egerstrom

Conductor  Renato Balsadonna
Stage Director  Linda Brovsky
Scenic & Costume Designer  Desmond Heeley
Lighting Designer  Thomas C. Hase
Co-Lighting Designer  Krista Billings
Wig & Make-up Designer  James Geier
Chorus Master  Henri Venanzi
Choreographer   Johanna Wilt

This production is owned by Lyric Opera of Chicago and is a generous and deeply appreciated gift of the Gramma Fisher Foundation of Marshalltown, Iowa.

Original production staged by Frank Galati

Learn More

In the News