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Mercury Opera presents La Traviata at the notorious Chez Pierre Cabaret, 10040 105 Street, on March 1, 2, 3 and 8, 9, and 10, 2018 at 7pm.
La Traviata is Verdi’s tragic masterpiece about a glamorous courtesan Violetta who captures the
heart of Alfredo. The lovers run away together and live happily for a few months until Alfredo's
father Giorgio appears asking Violetta to leave Alfredo for the sake of their family’s honor.
When Germont explains that Violetta's salacious past will affect the marriage prospects of his
daughter, Violetta reluctantly agrees. Alfredo without knowledge of his father’s interference,
believes he has been callously spurned by Violetta and publicly humiliates her. When
Giorgio realizes the depth of love between the two, he eventually confesses his wrongdoing to his
son. When Alfredo rushes to Violetta’s side begging for forgiveness, she is on her deathbed.
Mercury Opera’s interpretation of La Traviata is a Paris boutique-sized 1920's rendering of the
human story that unfolds in a hedonistic world where both the rich and the wretched have their
fun. Violetta, a courtesan finds true love and happiness with Alfredo only to have that love
thwarted by societal mores. Verdi’s thrilling and poignant score sweeps the characters through
their every shifting emotions from the wildly dramatic to the most tender and heartbreaking of
Dress up in the fashions of Paris in the Twenties and be part of the action. You’ll be given a
secret password to enter the club and be transported into Violetta’s world of Fallen Angels, Side
Cars and Bubbly. Ever since its New York City inception in 1999, Mercury Opera’s Darcia Parada has gleefully messed with the public’s perception of what opera entails. "Blowing away all the pretentious cobwebs of the artform" by presenting accessible operatic experiences, often to standing room only audiences in unorthodox venues: underground commuter rail platforms, tents, paddle riverboats, circus sideshows, back alleys and fire escapes, commuter rail platforms, Ottawa’s Rideau Canal, and now the infamous Chez Pierre Cabaret.
Tickets are $34.50 in advance, plus applicable service fees, or $40 at the door, cash only.
$25 standing room tickets will be available at the door only, subject to availability.
Date & Times
Thu 3/01/18 7:00pm
Fri 3/02/18 7:00pm
Sat 3/03/18 7:00pm
Thu 3/08/18 7:00pm
Fri 3/09/18 7:00pm
Sat 3/10/18 7:00pm