Debut at Arena di Verona Opera Festival

Winding up the summer with a debut at the Arena di Verona Opera Festival, Stephen Costello reprises another much-lauded role in his repertoire: Alfredo in Verdi’s La traviata. He stars alongside Lana Kos as Violetta and Amartuvshin Enkhbat as Giorgio Germont.

The staging by Franco Zeffirelli features the celebrated nonagenarian director’s own new stage design, reflecting, as the festival publicity puts it, “the ultimate synthesis of his aesthetic thoughts on Traviata.” Stephen has has sung Alfredo in opera houses around the world, including in the first-ever livestream of a complete opera from the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden in 2014, and he performed the same role in one of his two Met appearances this past spring.

Stephen performs on August 22, 30 & September 5. Daniel Oren conducts.

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