La Traviata is a romantic tragedy which inspired the famous Moulin Rouge and Pretty Woman were inspired. La Traviata tells the tale of a prostitute dying of tuberculosis who catches the eye of the young, Alfredo.
The two fall in love and flee off to a country cottage to live out their days, until they are met with an ultimatum from Alfredo’s father.
Our love story slowly crumbles as the two-encounter jealousy, rage, and humiliation. Verdi pushed the limits with Traviata by publicly showcasing tuberculosis, an incurable disease at the time, overwhelming cities worldwide.
Join us to see if love will conquer all.
Join us for a pre-concert chat at 6:30 PM in the Voortman Studio Theatre
Violetta: The True Story Behind La Traviata’s Pretty Woman
Dawn Martens, presenter
Complete your unforgettable night at the opera! Governor General Award-winning Dawn Martens dishes all the fun and fascinating insights into why La Traviata has retained its popularity throughout the years. Opera fans and newbies are welcome!