Harris Center Cinema, 1114 10th Avenue, Grinnell, IA 50112
Saturday, December 15, 2018 at 11:30 AM
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Grinnell College will stream Giuseppe Verdi’s “La Traviata,” on Saturday, Dec. 15, as part of the Metropolitan Opera’s 2018-19 Live in HD season. “La Traviata” is so popular that it is one of the most often-performed operas in the world.
Yannick Nézet-Séguin conducts Michael Mayer’s richly textured new production, featuring a dazzling 19th-century setting that changes with the seasons. Soprano Diana Damrau plays the tragic heroine, Violetta, and tenor Juan Diego Flórez returns to the Met for the first time since 2015 to sing the role of Alfredo, Violetta’s hapless lover. Baritone Quinn Kelsey is Alfredo’s father, Germont, who destroys their love.
Opera talk at 11:30 a.m., followed by opera at noon on Saturday, Dec. 15
Harris Center Cinema, 1114 10th Ave., Grinnell
Tickets are available at the Pioneer Bookshop and at the door on the day of the show. Tickets are $15 for adults and $10 for students, children under age 12 and Met Opera members. Season passes for all 10 operas in 2018-19 are available for $100.
Refreshments will be available for sale in the lobby of the cinema before each opera and during intermission.