June 3-6, 2016
High-spirited but deceptively delicate Violetta Valéry is the most desirable courtesan in Paris. Sought after by society’s most important men and wealthy in her own right, she is perfectly content until she unexpectedly falls in love with well-born Alfredo Germont. But when Alfredo’s father insists that she’ll ruin the family name, Violetta is forced to choose to rebel against society or give up the love of her life for his own sake. Sung in Italian with English surtitles, the opera is produced by Opera Columbus in collaboration with The Ohio State University School of Music and Department of Theatre, and accompanied by the Columbus Symphony Orchestra.
Photo credit: Randall L. Schieber