May17

Verdi's La Traviata (Violetta)

Hawaii Opera Theatre-Blaisdell Concert Hall, Honolulu

HOT’s season, ends where it began, with Verdi’s tragic masterpiece of a love that was ill-fated from the start.

The courtesan Violetta is the life of the party, even as tuberculosis, slowly takes her life away. Having long loved her, Alfredo declares his affection as Violetta falls ill. Violetta decides to see if this kind-hearted young man is the real deal. Trading in the life that she knew, Violetta and Alfredo move away, with Violetta secretly selling everything she owns to maintain this new life of love. But their romantic fantasy is doomed to failure.

Hawaii’s own baritone Quinn Kelsey and New Zealand’s Pene Pati from SOL3 MIO also star in HOT’s season finale.