2013 is also the Year of Italian Culture in the United States and this performance will showcase operatic and musical talent in tribute to the Italian maestro’s incomparable contribution to opera. You'll hear selections from Verdi’s most celebrated works including La Traviata, Rigoletto, Nabucco, Macbeth, and many more. Think "Giuseppe Verdi's Greatest Hits" performed by accomplished solo artists and your very own Indianapolis Opera Chorus!
Concert will be performed on Sunday, November 17th from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the Basile Opera Center at 40th and Pennsylvania. Seating is limited. Tickets are $30.00 (students $15.00) and on sale ONLINE or call 317.283.3470 today. Limited Quantity Available
Viva Verdi! is presented by Indianapolis Opera and the Italian Heritage Society of Indiana.
“Sempre libera” from La Traviata
“La donna ѐ mobile” from Rigoletto
“Libiamo” from La Traviata
... and many others!
Guest soloists include...
James Caraher, artistic director
John Schmid, chorusmaster
Michael Sells, emcee
Artistic Director, James Caraher says, “Verdi has always been one of my favorite composers to conduct, so this will be a great opportunity to celebrate his 200th birthday, as well as to participate in this very special Year of Italian Culture in the United States. The program will include many of Verdi’s most famous arias, duets and choruses, and unfold through narration that will tie the music to important aspects of the history of that time in Italy. It should be an informative as well as fun and inspiring afternoon!”
Ralph Tambasco, President of the Italian Heritage Society says, “Our collaboration with the Indianapolis Opera is a very natural fit, given the prominent role Italian opera holds in our heritage for hundreds of years. It is my desire that the community of Indianapolis will come and enjoy what promises to be a beautiful and inspiring performance.”