La Traviata by Giuseppe Verdi, is an 1853 opera about a courtesan in Paris named Violetta Valery. Its the third-most performed opera in America. If by chance you havent heard of it, look to Pretty Woman or Moulin Rouge for a facsimile of the plotline. In short, a man courts Violetta and tries to steal her away from her profession. This Saturday, the Lake Worth Playhouse (713 Lake Avenue, Lake Worth) will show La Traviata, but in HDTV, not on a stage. The broadcast will travel from La Scala, the world-famous opera house in Milan. The show starts at 2 p.m.; in the preceding hour, an expert on opera will speechify and answer questions. Tickets cost $22. Call 561-586-6410, or visit www.lakeworthplayhouse.org.
Sat., March 1, 2008