TRAGIC TALE • Brooklyn Paper


The Metropolitan Opera is bringing world-class
opera to Marine Park, for free, in celebration of the 40th anniversary
of "Met in the Parks."

This bit of Lincoln Center can be enjoyed locally on Aug. 25
when Giuseppe Verdi’s "La Traviata" ("The Fallen
Woman") comes to life on the green.

The performance will be a concert version of the legendary story
of the consumptive courtesan, Violetta (Maureen O’Flynn, left),
and Alfredo (Garrett Sorenson) and the many obstacles they have
to overcome for love.

Through song, you will understand Violetta’s love of freedom
as she sings "Sempre libera"; feel Alfredo’s frustration
when he thinks Violetta is leaving him in "Questa donna
conoscete?"; and listen to Alfredo’s father’s plea for him
to leave Violetta and return home with "Di Provenza."

The Marine Park performance will feature a full orchestra, but
no costumes or set for a more casual operatic experience. Bring
your own lawn chairs and blankets and pack a picnic for a unique
night out at the opera.

The Metropolitan Opera presents "La Traviata" in Marine
Park (East 33rd Street and Avenue U) on Aug. 25 at 8 pm. The
performance is free and open to the public. For more information,
visit the Web site www.metopera.org
or call (212) 360-6000.

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