Review: Verdi’s ‘La Traviata’ in the Central City Opera Festival

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Central City Opera’s LA TRAVIATA (2015). (Photo: Amanda Tipto).

Central City Opera’s LA TRAVIATA (2015). (Photo: Amanda Tipto).

DENVER — Whether you are a big fan of the opera or not:  Verdi’s “La Traviata,” as part of the Central City Opera 2015 Festival, is a must-Summer see!

The Three-Act performance, ‘La Traviata,’ or, “The Fallen Woman,” is performed in Italian, with English supertitles and delves into a tragic story of love, loyalty, and perhaps, what is really most important in life.

With intimate seating inside the Central City Opera House, there is not a bad or out-of-place view to be had to see and more importantly, hear Conductor John Baril and the orchestra’s larger-than-life display.

The post-performance meet-and-greet with members, allows you to complete the perfect day.  We attended a Sunday matinee, with plenty of time left over for dinner, afterwards, in historic Central City, which affords much more than just casinos.

‘La Traviata’ runs through August 8.  Tickets range from to $31 to $108 and can be purchased online.