Music by Giuseppe Verdi
Libretto by Francesco Maria Piave

Conducted by Joe Illick
Directed by Chía Patiño

"Musically and theatrically engrossing! A fresh and impassioned Traviata!"

"A mesmerizing rendition not to be missed. Nothing short of a transcendent experience."

The hottest party girl in town is hiding a terrible secret. Violetta Valéry is the most sought-after courtesan in Paris. Only the ardent Alfredo sees through her mask of gaiety to the real woman and her well-disguised suffering. But the love that could save her life is threatened by the demands of Alfredo’s furious father Germont, who insists on a devastating sacrifice to save his own family from disgrace and ruin. Even a heart of gold can shatter under such a strain. From the defiant coloratura flights of “Sempre libera” to the sobbing violins of “Addio del passato,” Alexander Dumas, fils’ semi-autobiographical story and Giuseppe Verdi’s timeless score will alternately lift your spirits and break your heart.

Sung in Italian with projected translations in English and Spanish.

Running time: Three hours, including two intermissions.

Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts of Miami-Dade County

Sanford and Dolores Ziff Ballet Opera House

Saturday, November 11 at 7:00 pm
Sunday, November 12 at 2:00 pm
Tuesday, November 14 at 8:00 pm

Broward Center for the Performing Arts

Au-Rene Theater

Thursday, November 30 at 7:30 pm
Saturday, December 2 at 7:30 pm

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Cecilia Violetta López

Cecilia Violetta López


“As compelling a Violetta as I’ve seen!”

The Washington Post
Pavel Petrov

Pavel Petrov


“The most precise, intoned, and musical of the show.”

GB Opera
Troy Cook

Troy Cook


“A technically flawless performance!”

Opera News


Violetta Valéry — Cecilia Violetta López

Alfredo Germont — Pavel Petrov*

Giorgio Germont — Troy Cook

Gastone de Letorieres — Joseph McBrayer+

Baron Douphol — Joseph Canuto Leon*+

Marchese D’Obigny — José Vazquez

Doctor Grenville — Keith Klein*+

Flora Bervoix — Taylor-Alexis DuPont*+

Annina — Sara Kennedy*+

Giuseppe — Miguel Llerena

Messenger — Darren Littman

Flora’s Servant — Enrique Estrada


* Florida Grand Opera debut

+ Florida Grand Opera Studio Artist

    Joe Illick

    Joe Illick


    Chía Patiño


    Creative Team

    Conductor — Joe Illick

    Assistant Conductor — Matthew Cooperman

    Chorus Master — Jared Peroune

    Director — Chía Patiño*

    Choreographer — Rosa Mercedes

    Production — Utah Opera

    Scenic Designer — Peter Dean Beck

    Costume Designer — Allen Charles Klein

    Lighting Designer — Rick Fisher

    Wig and Makeup Designer — Sue Sittko Schaefer


    * Florida Grand Opera debut