La Traviata and Il Trovatore

Join us in the VBC Playhouse as Ars Nova, Inc proudly presents highlights from two of Verdi’s most famous operas: La Traviata and Il Trovatore. The operas are abbreviated (1 hr 15 min each) with fresh new innovations to make them more accessible to all the people – presented with spoken dialogue in English, while glorious arias are sung in Italian with supertitles. This will include the famous chorus Brindisi (La Traviata) and the Anvil Chorus (Il Trovatore).

Cast

La Traviata

Violetta Valery – Christie Weber
Alfredo Germont – Kareem Elsamadicy
Giorgio Germont – Michael Beutjer
Flora Bervoix – Linda Parker
Baron Douphol – Clinton Garrison
Marquis d’Obigny – David Gilfilin
Gastone de Letorières – Sam Perry
Annina – Anna Bailey
Dr. Grenvil – Chris Smith

Il Trovatore

Leonora – Ariana Maloney
Manrico – Kenney Frazier
Count di Luna – Michael Whitley
Azucena – Kathleen Buckner
Ruiz – Sam Perry
Fernando – Clinton Garrison
Inez – Sidney Calhoun