Fort Worth Opera presents La Traviata

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Fort Worth Opera presents La Traviata
Photo by Timothy Walker, Highlight U Productions

This season, as Fort Worth Opera celebrates over seven decades of riveting performances in North Texas, it is only fitting that the company pay homage to the timeless classic that ignited a passion for opera here in Fort Worth seventy-five years ago. On November 25, 1946, FWO presented its first production, Giuseppe Verdi’s La Traviata, to a sold-out house at the Will Rogers Memorial Auditorium.

From the mind of director, choreographer, and opera librettist John de los Santos, this emotionally gripping, 90-minute chamber realization of the opera is reimagined through a contemporary lens. De los Santos’ cleverly new streamlined production taps into the zeitgeist of this uncertain, post-pandemic era, one not so removed from the epidemic-choked world surrounding the composer’s original opera.

This sleek, intimate vision of La Traviata brings into sharp focus the inner conflicts of love and duty, freedom, passion, and self-sacrifice found throughout Piave’s libretto. For those who treasure this tragic romance or first-timers who have yet to experience Verdi’s sumptuous score, arias, and duets, there is something here for every opera lover to savor, just as audiences have done for over 160 years.

Event Details



Bass Performance Hall
525 Commerce St.
Fort Worth, TX 76102