La Traviata – The Met: Live in HD
April 29, 2017 at 1 p.m.
Collins Center for the Arts
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La Traviata – The Met: Live in HD

Saturday, April 29, 2017 at 1 p.m.
Collins Center for the Arts


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Sonya Yoncheva sings one of opera’s most beloved heroines, the tragic courtesan Violetta, a role in which she triumphed on the Met stage in 2015, opposite Michael Fabiano as her lover, Alfredo, and Thomas Hampson as his father, Germont. Carmen Giannattasio sings later performances of the title role opposite Atalla Ayan, with the great Plácido Domingo as Germont. Nicola Luisotti conducts.

Verdi’s La Traviata survived a notoriously unsuccessful opening night to become one of the best-loved operas in the repertoire. Following the larger-scale dramas of Rigoletto and Il Trovatore, its intimate scope and subject matter inspired the composer to create some of his most profound and heartfelt music. The title role of the “fallen woman” has captured the imaginations of audiences and performers alike with its inexhaustible vocal and dramatic possibilities—and challenges. Violetta is considered a pinnacle of the soprano repertoire.

We are not able to broadcast this opera live. It will be recorded on the performance date and shown on our screen, as if it were a live showing.

Adults $23, Seniors $18, Students $8

A $2 facility fee will be added to tickets for this event.

Learn before you go! Attend a free talk at these locations to join fellow opera lovers or learn more about this opera:

April 25, 4 p.m. at Dirigo Pines
April 26, 4 p.m. at Brewer Public Library
April 27, 5:30 p.m. at Orono Public Library

More about The Met – Live in HD 

This series allows you to get the best seat in the house! Join us for this Emmy and Peabody award-winning series, featuring the most talented artists from across the globe. The series is seen in more than 2,000 theaters in 70 countries, and 19 million tickets have been sold around the world. The series of live opera performances is transmitted in high-definition video via satellite from the Metropolitan Opera in New York City to select venues in the United States and other parts of the world.

The simulcasts allow more people to experience the excitement of the Met’s high-quality performance offerings. This audience includes current opera fans unable to get to New York City to see the shows in person and potential opera fans looking for an easy, affordable method of checking out a new art form.

Tom Galley, chief operations and technology officer of National CineMedia describes the experience by saying:

This Metropolitan Opera series is a unique opportunity for people to experience world-class opera in their local community, plus the movie theatre environment and affordable ticket price make these events something that the entire family can enjoy. If you’ve never had the pleasure of attending a live opera performance before, this is the perfect opportunity to see why this magical art form has captured audiences’ imaginations for generations.

Please note:
All Met Opera performances are recorded live, but the Collins Center can’t always present the opera at that time.  Please check this website for accurate show times.