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Translating the title of La Traviata into English makes “The Fallen Woman” seems quite a curse for a beloved character from our operatic canon. The citizens of the 19th century, for all their Bohemian romantic qualities, judged women quite harshly if they strayed from a proscribed role of dutiful wife and mother. The gracious and erudite courtesan suffered as much or more as the ignoble harlot.

July 11, 2018

Igor Bulgarin/

Just after the end of summer, on September 13th and 15th, OPERA San Antonio will
present Verdi’s La Traviata. This will be OSA’s third Verdi opera, after our 2015 concert
version of Il Trovatore and our 2017 Macbeth. It follows the huge success of La Boheme in May.

La Traviata was Verdi’s 19th opera, written in 1853, right after Rigoletto and Il Trovatore,
Verdi was 40. The title means The Fallen Woman

June 27, 2018

Igor Bulgarin/

 OPERA San Antonio is very grateful for the support you gave us in coming to La Boheme. We were very pleased at the success of the production. The singing, the spectacle, the magnificent music, and a great audience—all added up to two special evenings.

As chairman of the Board of OPERA San Antonio, I am writing to ask you to come aboard and buy your tickets now for Verdi’s La Traviata on Thursday, September 13th or Saturday, September 15th. 

June 19, 2018

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