To love and to be loved, is a joy I have never known
So exclaims Violetta Valéry after her unexpected encounter with Alfredo Germont, who had so fervently declared that he was in love with her and had been secretly so for over a year. A popular Parisian hostess who revels in all of life’s immediate pleasures, Violetta had never considered true love possible. Yet, she finds herself strangely drawn to the purity and intensity of his affections, and although she resolves to cast these aside and to turn her thoughts to other familiar pleasures, she has no inkling of how their impending love would bring her such great joy and ultimately, great tragedy.
Join the SLO as we celebrate the 200th anniversary of Verdi’s birth with a new production of La Traviata, arguably the world’s most beloved opera and still captivating audiences exactly 160 years after it first graced the operatic stage with its unforgettable melodies and devastating story of tragic love.
Will you come to know this joy with us?