There are 4 scenes with other units, each and every a visible pride. I marveled at how gorgeous and the way plausible the hole set and costumes for the ballroom scene have been; similar for the unique birthday party scene when Violetta returns to courtesan existence. Their geographical region dwelling quarters and the overall bed room scene have been slightly beautiful, slightly temper improving. Kudos to the ingenious workforce, together with Robert Little for scenic design, John Leymeyer for gown design, Molly Tiede for lights design, and Elyse Messick for wig and makeup design.
Now let’s discuss who performed Violetta. I agree with VO’s Inventive Director and Conductor Adam Turner to make just right possible choices in staffing VO’s productions, however I’m all the time a bit of edgy when going to listen to a soprano I don’t know sing Violetta. His selection for Virginia Opera’s Violetta was once greater than high-quality; as each and every scene spread out, she turned into an increasing number of spectacular. In her opening, I assumed that this was once a skilled younger performer with a powerful, beautiful voice value listening to, regardless that she looked as if it would hard work just a little getting her prospers excellent. On the other hand, her self belief looked as if it would develop because the birthday party goers left her and Alfredo on my own, after which by way of the top of the scene, on my own on level, she was once floating in a prime sign in appearing off her trills and coloratura; whilst some within the target audience have been shouting brava, I used to be pondering, “You pass, woman!”. I’m now partial to soprano Brandie Inez Sutton. Within the ultimate Act, she owned the position. I’ve observed too many Traviata’s to get emotional, however by way of the top, she had tears in my eyes, possibly the most efficient efficiency within the demise scene that I’ve skilled. Like many rising, younger opera stars, Ms. Sutton already has a wealth of revel in, together with appearing on the Met Opera and across the world, that undergirds her self belief. I am hoping we get to peer extra of her.