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    La Traviata

    Side profile of a girl with black hair carrying red roses in her hands March 28, 2019
    7:30 pm
    March 29, 2019
    7:30pm
    March 31
    2:00pm

    One could imagine to the modern eye a 19th century classic like La Traviata would be only a sweet echo of a distant time. But nothing can be further from the truth. The great composer, Giuseppe Verdi, was captured by a contemporary story about people in Paris. The premiere was done in contemporary dress to bring the audience face to face with situations and emotions from their own times and lives.

    In that spirit we have set the story in our own time, in our own place. Violetta, a young career woman in Toronto, also lives the life of a party girl as she suffers quietly from cancer. She and Alfredo meet, fall in love, enjoy raves and live an alternative lifestyle until Alfredo's father, fearing for the family’s reputation, pleads that Violetta end her love affair with Alfredo. Violetta feels the old man’s pain and cuts the ties to her lover. 

    Months later, her disease has taken over and she is terminal. Violetta generously donates the rest of her money to charity but still longs for the love of her life. Alfredo finds her in a hospital bed and is crushed by her condition. Irrationally they sing of plans for a future together, but Violetta cannot fight her cancer any longer. She dies in his arms, with Alfredo’s father looking on in guilt.

     

    Tickets: Regular $40, Students $30

    Special group rates available for group of 10 or more.

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