La Traviata Verdi's timeless tragedy
The Met Opera's summer encore series opens Sunday at Palace Cineplex with La Traviata. Willy Decker's stunning production of Verdi's timeless tragedy, La Traviata, stars the riveting singing actress Natalie Dessay as Violetta. Matthew Polenzani is Alfredo Germont, the young man from a good family who risks everything for Violetta. Dmitri Hvorostovsky sings Giorgio Germont, Alfredo's father, who disapproves of Violetta's lifestyle but is moved by her plight. Met principal conductor Fabio Luisi conducts.