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Students Love LA TRAVIATA

Oct 24, 2014 3:26:00 PM
By BLO Staff

Hundreds of middle school, high school, and college students attended BLO's final dress rehearsal of La Traviata on Wednesday, October 8, and they have been sending some amazing feedback!
Violetta (Anya Matanovic) - Photo:
Eric Antoniou for Boston Lyric Opera © 2014

Anthony (11th grade) said, "I enjoyed Alfredo over everything else...His voice was on point."

Ella (high school student) noted, " favorite scene was definitely the death scene. The way that the white fabric was stretched out all over the stage really evoked thoughts of her life slipping away. All of the images, in fact, were evocative of the underlying themes of the work...I felt that even though it was set so long ago, the performers did a truly incredible job of keeping the ideas intended by Verdi back in 1853 accessible to the modern mind."

Scarla (high school student) wrote, "The very fact that the characters had no microphones, but possessed such volume of voice was amazing! I could not understand Italian, but body language told me a lot of what was happening."
Melissa (10th grade) raved, "Overall the opera was amazing, and if I could I would go watch it every day."
So would we, Melissa!

Cheers and thank you to all of the students, teachers, and parents who attended La Traviata. If you are a student or educator who is interested in FREE dress rehearsal passes, we encourage you to reach out to us at BLO is proud to provide high-quality arts experiences and education opportunities to students across the greater Boston area and beyond. Join us!


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