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Opera Orlando’s 2021-22 season celebrates an opera great, Giuseppe Verdi, and it is a very Verdi season indeed as the composer’s beloved classic La Traviata takes the stage at Walt Disney Theater. Conductor Stephanie Rhodes Russell makes her Opera Orlando debut, with artistic director Grant Preisser staging this original, updated production that takes inspiration from the life and experiences of Molly Bloom.
Set in the glitz and grit of an underworld New York, internationally renowned soprano Cecilia Violetta López returns to the MainStage as Violetta, whose plight in the original story is a perfect parallel to Bloom, who at 26 years old ran the world’s most exclusive high-stakes poker game, became an FBI target, and lost everything. Both Violetta and Bloom own their life choices and navigate their questionable circumstances with a moral integrity that makes the tragic ending of the opera all the more heartbreaking.
The production will be sung in Italian with English supertitles. The stellar cast will also feature members of the Opera Orlando Chorus and dancers from the Orlando Ballet.