Violetta: Susana Diaz, Alfredo: Jorge Pita, Germont: Graham Fandrey,
Flora: Maria Eugenia Antunez, and other fine artists in LA TRAVIATA.
Liryc Drama in Three Acts, Music by: Giuseppe Verdi.
MLO Chorus and Orchetra
Chorus Master: Pablo Hernandez
Conductor: Beverly Coulter
Giuseppe Verdi (1813-1901), the most influential Italian opera composer, was born in October 9, 1813 in Roncole a small rural Village near Busseto, Italy. Considered as the maximum exponent of the Romanticism opera composer of the 19th Century, Verdi created more than 30 operas most of them played in all opera houses in the world. Verdi was a patriot in the Italy of the "Risorgimento" under the occupation of the Austrian Hungarian Empire. His music in particular the Chorus of the Hebrew of Nabucco, was inspiring to the Italians who wanted to be free and united as a nation. Some of the most remembere themes from Verdi's operas have long since taken root in popular culture - such as "La donna e' mobile" from Rigoletto, "Va, Pensiero" (The Chorus of the Hebrew Slaves) from Nabucco, and "Libiamo nei lieti calici" (The Drinking Song) from La Traviata. Although his work was sometimes criticized for using a generally diatonic rather than a chromatic musical language and having a tendency toward melodrama, Verdi's masterworks dominate the standard repertoire a century and a half after their composition.