Opera Western Reserve

A Taste of Traviata

Opera Western Reserve is happy to announce its fall production, OWR Presents: A Taste of Traviata, which premiered digitally on November 13, 2020, at 7:00 pm. In place of the annual live production, OWR Presents: A Taste of Traviata  features highlights of La Traviata as you’ve never seen it before. The new production was recorded and produced at the historic Stambaugh Auditorium.

The production is conducted by Guest Conductor, Dean Buck, with staging by Production Director, Scott Skiba. Featured in the cast are Karen Barraza, as Violetta and Mackenzie Whitney, as Alfredo, both new to OWR, and returning singers Sierra McCorvey, as Anina, Brian Keith Johnson, as Germont, and Jason Budd as the Doctor.

‘A Taste of Traviata’ highlights Guiseppe Verdi’s opera, La Traviata, and follows Violetta Valery. A consumptive young courtesan who wants to leave her life of revelry, Violetta decides to live her final days devoted to one man, Alfredo Germont. Alfredo’s genuine love rejuvenates Violetta’s health until Alfredo’s father visits and convinces her to forsake Alfredo and return to her former life. 

OWR Presents: A Taste of Traviata, with its familiar music and powerful story, will take advantage of the film medium, highlighting Stambaugh’s world-class acoustics and awe-inspiring beauty in a new and inventive way. 

Join us digitally

For the best viewing experience please download “The Digital Concert Hall” an app for your smartphone or smartTV. Gain your access to the production via the in-app purchase. Download via the links below.

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Click the link below to purchase your access to the production in your web browser.