Verdi's La Traviata from San Francisco Opera

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Saturday, October 04, 2014

Nicole Cabell in 'La Traviata' Nicole Cabell in 'La Traviata' (Corey Weaver/San Francisco Opera)

Saturday at 1 pm: San Francisco Opera's summer revival of Verdi's La Traviata stars American soprano Nicole Cabell as Violetta Valéry, the beautiful but mortally ill courtesan, Stephen Costello as Alfredo Germont, the man she falls in love with, and Vladimir Stoyanov as his father, Giorgio Germont.

John Copley's 1987 production gets its sixth revival.

Violetta Valéry: Nicole Cabell
Alfredo Germont: Stephen Costello
Giorgio Germont: Vladimir Stoyanov
Flora Bervoix: Zanda Svede
Baron Douphol: Dale Travis
Marquis D'Obigny: Hadleigh Adams
Doctor Grenvil: Andrew Craig Brown
Annina: Erin Johnson

San Francisco Opera Chorus and Orchestra
Conductor: Nicola Luisotti
Chorus Director: Ian Robertson

Comments [5]

Suzanne from New York

I agree, Hendrik. I thought Ms. Cabell was quite lovely and very moving in this performance. One detail I especially appreciated was the very LONG pause of silence in Act II (of course, this had to be worked out in rehearsal ahead of time) before Ms. Cabell began the "Dite alla giovine" where she agrees to give up Alfredo.

Oct. 05 2014 10:14 AM
Hendrik Sadi from Yonker, NY

What a heartfelt performance from Ms. Cabell. Just great!

Oct. 05 2014 09:28 AM
The Marschallin from Manhattan, NY

Sorry, Vladimir Stoyanov is Bulgarian, not Russian. I should have checked before I made an assumption!

Oct. 04 2014 02:22 PM
The Marschallin from Manhattan, NY

Who knew a Russian (?) could sing so feelingly and beautifully about "Ma Provence"?

Oct. 04 2014 02:17 PM
Suzanne from New York

Am listening to this performance. The announcer says that Alfredo is sung by tenor Saimir Pirgu, not Mr. Costello.

Oct. 04 2014 02:15 PM

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