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The Bronx Opera Company Performs Verdi’s “La Traviata,” May 17 and 18

La Traviata

The Bronx Opera Company will perform Giuseppi Verdi’s La Traviata at the John Cranford Adams Playhouse at Hofstra University. The fully-staged production, presented by the Hofstra Cultural Center, will be performed in English with a 30-piece orchestra. Show times are 8 p.m. on Saturday, May 17, and 5 p.m. on Sunday, May 18, 2014.

Photo credit: A.G. Liebowitz/WrightGroupNY.
Photo credit: A.G. Liebowitz/WrightGroupNY.

La Traviata, the story of the glamorous courtesan Violetta and Alfredo, is one of the greatest love stories in opera. Based on the celebrated novel, Camille, by Alexandre Dumas fils, La Traviata, gives audiences a vivid picture of Parisian society in the mid-19th century. NPR calls La Traviata “the original Pretty Woman”; the heroines Violetta and Vivian are caught up by the promise of true love and must reconcile their place in proper society.

Tickets are $30 and $25 for senior citizens. Hofstra makes it easy for parents to introduce their children to the world of opera with a special deal: An adult who has purchased one full-price ticket may receive one free ticket for a child/student (with ID) under 18. There is also a rate of $15 per person for groups of 20 or more.

Members of the Hofstra community may receive up to two free tickets upon presentation of a current HofstraCard.

For tickets and more information call the Hofstra Box Office at (516) 463-6644. Tickets may also be purchased at Tickets.com. Tickets will also be available for purchase at the door, starting 90 minutes prior to showtime.

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