Opéra de Québec to Open 2012 Season with Verdi’s La Traviata

Opéra de Québec to Open 2012 Season with Verdi’s La Traviata

TRAVIATA – Magnificent Masterpiece, Loved and Admired by All…

October 20th – 7pm
October 23rd, 25th and 27th – 8pm

Quebec, September, 2012 – The Opéra de Québec is pleased to open its 2012 season with Verdi’s La Traviata, which has not been presented in Quebec since spring 2000, and will be performed at the Grand Théâtre de Quebec. 

Traviata, an undisputed masterpiece, will be directed by Maestro Daniel Lipton, and staged by François Racine. In the lead role, Laura Whalen, one of Canada’s most popular sopranos, noted for her interpretation, elegance, precision, and perfection.

She will be surrounded homegrown talent, both emerging and experienced: Antoine Bélanger, Gaetan Laperriere, Geneviève Lévesque, Keven Geddes, and others. 

Orchestra Conductor: Daniel Lipton

Stage Director: François Racine 

Violetta Laura Whalen, soprano
Alfredo Antoine BÉLANGER, tenor
Giorgio Germont Gaétan LAPERRIÈRE, baritone
Flora Geneviève Lévesque, mezzo
Gastone Keven GEDDES, tenor
Marquis d’Obigny Réal TOUPIN, low
Baron douphol Andrew LOVE, baritone
Docteur Grenvil Alexander SAVTCHENKO, low
Annina Marie-Michèle ROBERGE, soprano
Giuseppe Guillaume BOULAY, tenor
Commissioner/ Servant Michel CERVANT, low

 La Traviata! A masterpiece loved and admired by all! Depth of feelings, sublime music, unbelievably dramatic.

Everything is set for this opera to reach many hearts. 

Violetta, a courtesan of great style, receives many influential people in her home. Alfredo secretly in love, opens up his heart to her. Troubled, she does not want to have feelings for a man … Her heart will eventually be conquered, but the drama will be present. 

PRE-OPERA

A conference will be given by Irene Brisson, to better understand and appreciate Traviata.

Friday, October 12 at 19 h 30

Louis-Fréchette Grand Théâtre de Québec

Reservations: 418 529-0688 members $ 10 / $ 17 Non-members 

TICKETS: 418 529-0688 / 877 643-8131 

Quebec Symphony Orchestra / Chorus of the Quebec Opera

Original Italian version with subtitles 

2012-2013 season

La Traviata: 20, 23, 25, Oct. 27, 2012 
Gala: Dec. 6, 2012 
La Vie Parisienne: 11, 14, 16, 18 May 2013

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