Rescheduled broadcast of Met Opera's 'La Traviata' is May 5-6

Natalie Dessay in "La Traviata."
Natalie Dessay in "La Traviata."

The Mary Riepma Ross Media Arts Center will host a rescheduled broadcast of Verdi's "La Traviata" at noon, May 5. An encore performance is at 1 p.m., May 6. The performance is part of "The Met: Live in HD" series of live broadcasts from New York City's Metropolitan Opera House.

"La Traviata" was originally broadcast live on April 14, but the screenings at the Ross were canceled because of severe weather. This is a rebroadcast of the previously recorded opera.

Natalie Dessay will put on the red dress in Willy Decker's stunning production, in her first Violetta at the Met. Matthew Polenzani sings Alfredo, Dmitri Hvorostovsky is Germont, and Principal Guest Conductor Fabio Luisi is on the podium.

The opera's expected running time is three hours and 5 minutes.

Tickets are $23 general admission, $21 senior citizens, $16 for Ross members, students and children, and $5 for UNL students (with valid NCard).

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