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Met Live: La Traviata

December 15th, 2018 11:45 AM - 3:30 PM

The Goddard Center’s presentation of the MET Live in HD continues with Giuseppe Verdi’s La Traviata. The performance begins at 11:55am on Saturday, December 15th, live via satellite from New York. The doors will open at 10:55am. A light meal with wine and dessert, included in the cost of admission, will be served prior to the performance.


One of Verdi’s most intimate creations, La Traviata (whose title literally translates as “the fallen woman”) is, on its surface, a taut domestic drama based on the semi-autobiographical novel and play La Dame aux Camélias by Alexander Dumas fils. The opera focuses on the final year in the life of its heroine as she desperately struggles to find true happiness in the face of both an oppressive society and a deathly illness. The composer was immediately drawn to the contemporary story, which he described as “a subject from our own time,” and the work’s central conflict also held personal significance for him. While he was working on the opera, Verdi was in the midst of a scandalous relationship with the soprano Giuseppina Strepponi, who had originated the role of Abigaille in the 1842 world premiere of his Nabucco. The couple had recently taken up residence in a villa outside Verdi’s hometown, and the composer’s decision to live “in sin” with an unmarried mother of two illegitimate children shocked the locals. As a result, Violetta’s inability to fully escape her less-than-reputable past strongly attracted Verdi to the story.


Met Opera admission at the Goddard for the General Public is $20
Senior Citizens (55+) are $15
Goddard Center Members are $15
Students (K-college) are $10
and children 5 years old or younger are $5.

Tickets are available in-person the day of the performance. The Goddard Center honors Metropolitan Opera season ticket holders.

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Admission Details
Admission Level / Ticket Cost Quantity Available
Met Live: La Traviata $20.00 300