La Triviata


Photos Courtesy: The MET opera

SILICON VALLEY-- In its November Press release The Metropolitan Opera High Notes, announced to the press, that as the new Season of high-definition cinema transmission continues, this month the audience will be able to watch Verdi's LA TRAVIATA Live, starring radiant soprano Nadine Sierra in her Met role debut as Violetta, one of opera's ultimate heroines, in Cinemas on Saturday, November 5.

For years, opera's fans and lovers have been aware that The Metropolitan Opera's productions are magnificent. Sumptuous in their presentation, and superb in their voices and music. But, that since them do not live in New York City, or a state close to it, they will probably never will have a chance to watch a Metropolitan Opera's production with their own eyes. But their notion is wrong, because since the year 2005, the creation of   HD. (High Definition).FATHOM Events changed that.  

Founded by AMC Entertainment Holding Inc., Cinemark Holdings Inc,  Regal Cinemas (Cineworld Group) and headquartered in Denver, Colorado, Fathom Events is an entertainment content provider that broadcasts entertainment events in movie theatres throughout the United States, which include performing arts, sporting events, concerts,  and include the previews of Operas at the so called Metropolitan Opera Live, in HD programs, which allow anybody, living in the United States, to see, a Live production of the Metropolitan Opera, live, in movie theatres all over the United States, on certain times and dates,

This time the HD broadcasting will broadcast Live the new Metropolitan Opera's production of Giuseppe Verdi (1813-1901) La Traviata, considered by many one of his best Operas. And because of its touching story and majestic music, an audience's favorite. According to Opera's Statistics, not a month pass without having a production of LA TRAVIATA, being shown in one country around the world.

Soprano Nadine Sierra in her role as Violetta
Soprano Nadine Sierra in her role as Violetta

The Opera in four acts LA TRAVIATA, with libretto by Francesco Maria Piave, was based on the play La Dame Aux Camelias written in French by Alexander Dumas, son when he was 23 years old, and published in l848. It is a love story of a young and beautiful French Courtesan who was supported in luxury by an old Baron. At one of her parties she meets young Alfredo (who will be represented in the Met production by tenor Stephen Costello) and falls in love with him. They start living together, but because Alfredo is not rich, Violetta has to sell her jewelry and belonging to support him. Sadly, their idyllic romance is interrupted by Alfredo's father (represented by baritone Luca Salsi pictured below) who convinces Violetta to stop bringing dishonor to Alfredo's family.

Nadine Sierra as Violetta and Luca Salsi as Alfredo's Father
Nadine Sierra as Violetta and Luca Salsi as Alfredo's Father

To save Alfredo's family honor, Violetta renounces to Alfredo and returns to live with the Baron. Her painful sacrifice, cost her life.

The music that Verdi wrote for this Opera, is beautiful. And the MET singers singing the lead roles in this version, are well known for the quality of their voices, so this Live new production of the Metropolitan Opera will be superb. So we would like to suggest that those interested in watching it, check if it is going to be shown in their CINEMARK theatre, LA TRAVIATA LIVE, on Saturday, November 5, buy a ticket, and get ready to be entranced by one of the most moving love stories in opera's history.

If you live in an area without access to a participating movie theater, you may be eligible to access this performance via The Met: Live at Home, the Met's new streaming platform. The Live at Home performances are available to watch live and for a seven day on-demand period in the privacy of your own home. For more information, contact the ticket office of the Metropolitan opera at:

The trailer can be seen: