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La traviata

Oct. 21 - Nov. 6, 2022

Love is no game.

When the glamorous courtesan Violetta and the young Alfredo fall for each other, it’s as if nothing can tear them apart. But as tragedy unfolds over three sublime acts, family, classism, and deceit plague their relationship, and true love is shaken to its core. Verdi’s La traviata is one of the world’s most beloved—and performed—operas. This HGO revival features Grammy-award-winning soprano Angel Blue making her company debut as Violetta, a courtesan whose pursuit of love belies a creeping, fatal illness. Award-winning tenor Bryan Hymel, praised for the passion of his performances, sings the role of Alfredo, a young man whose love for Violetta is tested on all sides, and celebrated baritone Andrei Kymach makes his HGO debut as Alfredo’s father Giorgio. Award-winning director Arin Arbus returns to HGO, and conductor Matthew Aucoin makes his company debut. 

A co-production with Lyric Opera of Chicago and Canadian Opera Company.

  • Price Range
    $20 - $210
  • Age
    Appropriate for all ages.
  • Running Time
    2 Hours 41 Minutes. Includes 2 intermissions.
  • Language
    sung in Italian with projected English translation.

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Cast & Creative

Cast
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Angel Blue

Violetta Valéry

Bryan Hymel 2 By Dario Acosta
Bryan Hymel

Alfredo Germont

Ricardo Garcia BW (2)
Ricardo Garcia (alt cast)

Alfredo Germont

Andrei Kymach C.Alexander Andryushchenko
Andrei Kymach

Giorgio Germont

Emily Treigle BW
Emily Treigle

Flora Bervoix

Kelly Markgraf Photo BW
Kelly Markgraf

Marquese d'Obigny

Eric Taylor BW
Eric Taylor

Gastone, Vicomte de Letourières

Hakobyan Color (1)
Navasard Hakobyan

Baron Douphol

Cory Mcgee BW
Cory McGee

Doctor Grenvil

Jon Janacek

Giuseppe

Austin Hoeltzel

Flora's Servant

Creative Team
Aucoin
Matthew Aucoin

Conductor

Arbus, Arin (C) Phyllis Graber Jensen[1][1]
Arin Arbus

Director

Riccardo Hernandez

Set Designer

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Cait O'Connor

Costume and Puppet Designer

Marcus Doshi

Lighting Designer

Austin McCormick

Original Choreographer

Charlotte Bydwell

Revival Choreographer

Christopher Ash

Projections Designer

Adam Noble Crop
Adam Noble

Intimacy / Fight Director

Richard Bado BW
Richard Bado

Chorus Director

Houston Grand Opera Orchestra and Chorus

A moment with the Maestro

HGO Artistic and Music Director Patrick Summers

HGO Artistic and Music Director Patrick Summers

“This will be the first time this new production has been seen in the Wortham. It famously opened the season in the Resilience Theater only weeks after Hurricane Harvey—or more accurately, as much of it as we could fit into the George R. Brown Convention Center. This is an opportunity to see Arin Arbus’s brilliant creation brought to full life.”

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Production Sponsors

Premier Guarantor
  • The Wortham Foundation, Inc.

Guarantors
  • The Robert and Jane Cizik Foundation

  • Margaret Alkek Williams

Grand Underwriters
  • Connie Dyer

Cplogo Red Black
Underwriter
Kirkland & Ellis (Elite Blue RGB) (10)

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