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La Traviata by Giuseppe Verdi

Giuseppe Verdi

Within the social whirl of sophisticated Paris in the 1850’s, the courtesan Violetta lives purely for pleasure. But beneath her search for pleasure lies an abiding longing for love. She finds the right man in Alfredo. But their happiness is cut short when Alfredo’s father demands that she leave Alfredo for the sake of his family’s social propriety. Her spirit broken, her health shattered, Violetta lives only in the hope that Alfredo will return.

Interested in knowing more? In seeing the opera? Join John and Kathy Piepgras at their home with Bill and Kathy Evertsberg on Sunday, February 10 at 3 p.m. for a presentation and discussion of the opera. Bill and John will summarize the background and the story of the opera and play musical excerpts. Refreshments and hors d’oeuvres will be served. Please RSVP to Kathy Piepgras.

Details for a group outing to the full performance of the opera by the Lyric Opera of Chicago can be found here.