La Traviata

La Traviata
Capitol City Opera
through March 25, 2018

Verdi’s La Traviata (The Fallen One) is a tale of love found, lost, regained, and lost again. One of the great treats of this opera is that most patrons know every melody as it is performed and can keep time with the music.

We are so fortunate to have two fine opera companies in our community. This one does several nights of Dinner with a Diva at a local bistro; but does get to hit the stage a couple of times a year. La Traviata is being presented at the Conant Performing Arts Center at Oglethorpe University. Easy to get to, free parking, and a fine theatre with good views from every seat, and super-titles in case you don’t speak Italian.

Under the direction of Michael Nutter a cast of more than 20 players takes the stage to tell the tale. Julia Metry is Violetta, who is in Paris during most of this adventure. She’s deeply in love with Alferedo, sung by Justin Stolz; and they have pledged their eternal love and fidelity to each other.

But problems arise from family members; and if you have a family you know how often and easily that can occur. They have a live orchestra under the baton of Michael Giel, and great costumes as if you were at The Met.

The ensemble numbers by the gypsies and the matadors ballet number are done so very well, as are the standards of love and fate.

Just three days of performances, ending Sunday; so try to get your tickets right away at