NMU Screens Royal Opera's 'La Traviata'

Tuesday 7, 2017

Northern Michigan University will present a screening of the Royal Opera's production of Verdi's most famous opera, La Traviata. The event will be held at 5 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 12, in 1100 Jamrich Hall. Admission is free for NMU students with ID, $15 for adults and $5 for students under 18. 

This classic production conveys the indulgent social whirl of 19th-century Paris. Beneath the surface glamour of Violetta’s Parisian life run darker undercurrents: her doomed love for Alfredo and the tensions the lovers encounter when they break society’s conventions. 

La Traviata is inspired by Alexandre Dumas Fils’s play, La Dame aux camellias, based on the true story of the courtesan Marie Duplessis. Its combination of drama, emotion and melody has made it an enduringly popular opera.  

The NMU Siril Endowment for the Music Arts is sponsoring this presentation. 

Cassidy Hinshaw
Student Writer

Photograph: ROH/Tristram Kenton