"it’s the moving evocations of intense love and sadness in Verdi’s music that make “La Traviata” a masterpiece, and those were beautifully conveyed on opening night by our lovers, American soprano Nicole Cabell and Mexican tenor Jesus Leon. . . While Violetta is usually the center of attention in this opera, Leon’s Alfredo was its charismatic catalyst. He consistently stole scenes, disarmingly open-hearted as he gave each line a wonderful mix of tenderness and effusive passio
"this production is new, and a creation from the ground up. While keeping the story firmly planted in the German countryside, the simple, abstract set by Michael Baumgarten is vast but sparse, giving a sense of the emotional loneliness that early on begins to bubble up in the characters. A one-dimensional, overgrown tree is at the center of the set. Letters hang from the branches instead of leaves. In winter, the tree has lost its “leaves,” and the letters are scattered on th
"But it's the cast who bring the characters to full and breathing life. Bouley's Marcello is perhaps my personal favorite. He is boisterous with a heart as big as France, is rich baritone gets you right in the feels."
- Broadway World Read full review. "the petulant drama queen Musetta (played in captivating style here by Susannah Biller)" -Austin Chronicle Read full review.