Verdi’s La traviata
Benedum Center for the Performing Arts, Downtown Pittsburgh
Saturday, October 8th, 8:00 p.m.
Tuesday, October 11th, 7:00 p.m.
Friday, October 14th, 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, October 16th, 2:00 p.m.
2 hours 12 minutes, including 2 intermissions
Sung in Italian with English texts projected above the stage
Single tickets start at $12 for all performances.
Group Discounts available.
Call 412-456-6666 for more information or visit pittsburghopera.org/tickets.
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Photo Call (9/26, 12:30 PM) – Artifacts Antique Store, 110 S Main St, Pittsburgh, PA 15220
Full Dress Rehearsal (10/6, 7:00 – 10:00 PM), Benedum Center
See pages 6-7 of this release.
Opera Up Close (9/25)
WQED Preview (10/1 & 10/7)
Meet the Artists (10/11)
Audio Commentary (10/11)
- La traviata is the opera that Richard Gere took Julia Roberts to see in the hit movie Pretty Woman. In the movie, Julia Roberts plays a prostitute who falls in love with a wealthy man, and La traviata moved her character deeply enough to exclaim “it was so good I almost peed my pants.”
- As the most popular opera in the world, even non-opera fans know the music from La traviata. It’s been featured in TV commercials for all things Italian, and the Brindisi drinking song was the bedrock of a classic Heineken commercial.
- Violetta wears a white camellia flower on her dress, which she removes in the first act and tosses to Alfredo. In the book Lady of the Camellias by Alexander Dumas, fils, which La traviata is based on, the Violetta character, also a prostitute, wears a white camellia to signify she is ‘available’ for customers, and a red one to signify she is not.
- Tickets to all performances of La traviata start at $12
- All performances are at the Benedum Center, 7th Street and Penn Avenue, in Pittsburgh’s Cultural District
- To purchase tickets, call 412-456-6666, visit the Theatre Square Box Office, or buy online at https://opera.culturaldistrict.org/production/47932/list_performances.
- Group discounts are available. For discounted group tickets (6 or more), contact Regina Connolly at 412-281-0912, x 213
- The 2016-17 Pittsburgh Opera season is generously supported by PNC
- WQED-FM is Season Media Sponsor
- Tuesday performance sponsor: Ambridge Regional Distribution and Manufacturing Center.
Asst. Lighting Designer Todd Nonn
+ Pittsburgh Opera debut
Tuesday, October 11th, 7:00 PM
Description service at our Tuesday performances. Trained volunteers describe the scenery, costumes, and stage action. The listeners hear these descriptions via assistive listening devices. Those wishing to use Audio Description should reserve seats to the Tuesday, October 11th performance by contacting Regina Connolly at 412-281-0912, ext. 213 or email@example.com. Braille and large-print programs are also available.