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Oliver Sewell (Alfredo) and Meryl Dominguez (Violetta)
Oliver Sewell (Alfredo) and Meryl Dominguez (Violetta)
Oliver Sewell (Alfredo) and Pascale Spinney (Flora)

2017–2018 Season

La traviata · Giuseppe Verdi

Saturday, April 21 – Saturday, May 5, 2018

La traviata – Giuseppe Verdi 

Sponsored with a generous gift from Judith Broudy

Conductor: Christofer Macatsoris with the AVA Opera Orchestra

Stage Director: Jeffrey Marc Buchman

The La traviata WRTI 90.1 broadcast takes place on Sunday, April 29 at 3 PM

Sung in Italian with English supertitles 

Plagued by sickness, Violetta finds love in Alfredo, but before long they are torn apart by betrayal. A "fallen woman", she is forced to abandon her lover, until the truth comes out and they are reunited, if only for a moment.

One of opera’s enduringly popular classics, Verdi’s La traviata has thrilled Philadelphia audiences with the tragic love story of Alfredo and Violetta for 160 years. This season Jeffrey Marc Buchman (who directed AVA’s recent productions of Don Giovanni and Die Zauberflöte) returns as stage director with Maestro Christofer Macatsoris leading the AVA Opera Orchestra.

April 21, 24, 26 and 28, 2018 at 7:30 PM Helen Corning Warden Theater, AVA

7:30 PM, Tuesday, May 1, 2018 Centennial Hall, The Haverford School, 450 Lancaster Ave, Haverford, PA 19041. All seats are assigned for this performance 

7:30 PM, May 5, 2018 at Tohickon Middle School, Bucks County, 5051 Old Easton Rd, Doylestown, PA 18902 - for tickets for this performance, please call AVA at 215-735-1685 or 215-862-2526. Tickets are $50 for this performance.


May 5 cast:

Violetta Valéry- Meryl Dominguez

Alfredo Germont – Oliver Sewell

Giorgio Germont - Timothy Renner


The Cast (In order of vocal appearance)

Violetta Valéry – Vanessa Vasquez, Alexandra Razskazoff, Meryl Dominguez

Flora Bervoix – Pascale Spinney

Marchese D’Obigny – Brent Michael Smith

Barone Douphol – Nathan Milholin

Dr. Grenvil – Daniel Noyola

Gastone – Anthony Whitson-Martini

Alfredo Germont – Oliver Sewell, Roy Hage

Annina – Gabriela Flores

Giuseppe – Daniel Gallegos

Giorgio Germont – Timothy Renner, Lukasz Zientarski

Commissionario – Matthew White

Un uomo – Matthew White

Chorus – Resident Artists

Production photos by Don Valentino

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