Photo by David Bazemore for Opera Santa Barbara
Sponsored by The Mosher Foundation
Friday, March 4, 2011, 7:30pm
Sunday, March 6, 2011, 2:30pm
- "José Maria Condemi has caught and harnessed the enthusiasm of his company brilliantly with this production, [which] overflowed with grace and jubilation. Rebecca Davis embodied Violetta to perfection. It's a glorious and deadly trip."
– Charles Donelan / SB Independent
- "Everything about the production - from the singing to the staging - proves flawless, illustrating why the Verdi classic remains a favorite... The staging was exemplary, with honors going to director Jose Maria Condemi. The enthusiastic audience gave the participants a standing ovation at the end."
– Margo Kline / Noozhawk
- "Opera Santa Barbara brought a bounty of sighs, swoons and, most importantly, impressive singing to the stage last weekend for Verdi's "La Traviata," combining some of the best stage and technical talents, which allowed for striking sets and gorgeous costumes, with a fresh but experienced cast of artists."
– Rita Moran / Ventura County Star
- "José Maria Condemi's staging was assured in spectacular performances of La Traviata. The creative team accomplished a great deal in evoking a long-gone Paris of the past. The singing from the cast and chorus was excellent throughout. Soprano Rebecca Davis sang the tragic heroine with finessed coloratura, embracing the tragic trajectory of the character. The audience could feel tragic resonance emerge from the first passages of the overture."
– Robert F Adams / Casa Magazine
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The Granada Theatre
1214 State Street
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Box Office: 805.899.2222
Cast & Credits
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- Conductor: Valéry Ryvkin
- Stage Director:
- Scenic Design: Erik Flatmo
- Costume Design: Elizabeth Poindexter
- Lighting Design: Chris Maravich
- Wig & Makeup Design: Heather Sterling
CastVioletta: Rebecca Davis
- Alfredo: Ryan MacPherson
- Germont: Malcolm MacKenzie
- Gastone: Nova Safo
- Baron: Michael Krzankowski
- Marquis d'Obigny: Gabriel Manro
- Grenvil: Gabriel Vamvulescu
- Flora: Alissa Anderson
- Annina: Rebecca Fay
- Giuseppe: Steven Tompkins