La Traviata

Minnesota Opera

Composer: Giuseppe Verdi
Conductor: Will Crutchfield

Director: Chuck Hudson

Review Quotations

Judging from Saturday night's opening, this "La Traviata" is anything but a perfunctory reading of an operatic chestnut...Chuck Hudson's direction is refreshingly naturalistic for an opera that could easily slip into false melodrama. The teeming ensemble is impressive in individualizing the many minor characters, even when engaging in the layered, interweaving choral pieces that are a Verdi trademark.