La Traviata at the School of Arts

A chorus of courtesans, gypsies, matadors and wealthy lovers is on its way to Wentworth Falls School of Arts in the form of Verdi's La Traviata. Composed in 1853, the opera traces the story of French courtesan, Violetta Valery. Verdi based the libretto on the Alexander Dumas' book, The Lady of the Camellias, as well as Dumas' autobiography. Violetta's character was based on Dumas' lover, Rose Alphonsine Plessis.

In this Opera Lirica production, rising star Kerry Nicholson plays Violetta, while her on-again, off-again lover Alfredo, is played by Michael Handy. They are backed by excellent minor principles and a robust chorus made up of singers from Sydney, and Mountain Opera Chorus.

Tickets for Saturday, May 18, at 7.30pm and Sunday, May 19 at 2pm, are $30/$20 available at the door, from www.trybooking.com/BCISY or call 0424 053 348.