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at The Unicorn Theatre, Stockbridge
The Larry Vaber Stage
Sponsored by Furlano & Arace PC

August 23 thru August 31
Tickets: $30

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A Lover's Tale: A wild evening with scenes from The Lady of the Camellias by Alexandre Dumas 
Camille by Charles Ludlam
La Traviata by Giuseppe Verdi
directed by Dustin Wills

Saturday, August 23 at 8pm  
Sunday, August 24 at 2pm and 7pm
Tuesday, August 26 at 8pm
Thursday, August 28 at 8pm

A Staged Presentation of La Traviata
directed by JJ Hudson
music direction by Michael Fennelly
Friday, August 29 at 8pm
Sunday, August 31 at 2pm

The Paris Salon: Age of the Romantic Virtuoso
Saturday, August 30 at 8pm
Songs from the Romantics Featuring Megan Weston and Guests
Music Directed and Piano by Michael Fennelly

For one week at The Unicorn Theatre, opera’s rising stars perform a staged presentation of La Traviata; a wild evening of scenes from Alexandre Dumas’ novel The Lady of the Camellias, Giuseppe Verdi’s opera La Traviata which was adapted by Dumas’ novel, and Charles Ludlam’s parody of the novel, Camille; and songs from the Romantics in The Paris Salon. 

Experience one of opera's most mesmerizing and timeless tale of love's second chances with Giuseppe Verdi's La Traviata. Set in 18th century Paris, famed courtesan Violetta Valéry celebrates her renewed health with an extravagant party where she meets a young man of notoriety, Alfredo, who quickly becomes the center of her affection. However, Alfredo's father insists the two young lovers break all ties least Violetta's rather licentious past taints the honored family name. Now, presented with the question of pursuing true love or family nobility, the two embark upon the profoundly moving and emotional tale of Verdi's LaTraviata.

A Lover's Tale is a wild evening of scenes from Alexandre Dumas' novel The Lady of the Camellias, Giuseppe Verdi's opera La Traviata, which was adapted by Dumas' novel, and Charles Ludlam's (playwright of this summer's comedy hit The Mystery of Irma Vep) parody of the novel, Camille. It will be an evening of spoof, laughter, and theatre.

The Paris Salon: Age of the Romantic Virtuoso is a step back into a 19th century Paris salon concert. Accompanied on piano, Megan Weston will sing Verdi and Liszt songs, and virtuosic Bel Canto and lyric Romantic arias. The evening also includes stories about Liszt, Chopin, Dumas, and Paris, France.