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Delaware Valley Opera presents Verdi’s La Traviata

October 9, 2013

REGION — Join the Delaware Valley Opera (DVO) in celebrating Verdi’s 200th birthday with performances of his beloved opera “La Traviata” on October 14 at 8 p.m. at the National Opera Center, 330 7th Ave. #1600, NYC, and October 20 at 3 p.m. with Northern Dutchess Symphony Orchestra at Rhinebeck High School Theater.

Under the stage direction of Carol Castel and diction coaching of Nico Castel, the cast includes Julie-Anne Hamula as Violetta, John Kaneklides as Alfredo, Wayne Line as Germont, Meredith Hudack as Flora and Annina, and Georgios Papadimitriou as Dottore Grenvil.

The DVO will work in partnership with the Northern Dutchess Symphony with conductor Kathleen Beckmann, who also serves as artistic director of the symphony. The opera will be fully staged and features a chorus of students from area schools performing with world-class soloists. The DVO season pass will admit you to the performance at Rhinebeck on October 20, but you must call to make a reservation, 845/635-0877. Tickets cost $20 and you can purchase tickets now or at the door.