Following the Beethoven Trio, our performers will present variations on aria melodies from La Traviata.
LaTraviata by Giuseppe Verdi, first performed in 1853, is the second most performed opera today, surpassed only by Mozart’s The Magic Flute.
Opera lovers in the nineteenth century loved it, too. But without recording devices, they were often left wanting more, and the composers of the time, sometimes virtuosos themselves, filled this void with instrumental transcriptions and sets of variations on aria melodies.
Flutist Donato Lovreglio (1841-1907) composed many of these operatic fantasies for both flute and clarinet. In Fantasia da Concerto ‘La Traviata‘ he demonstrates his ability to provide dazzling displays of notes while remaining true to the character of Verdi’s arias.
Victoria Luperi, Eduardo Rojas, and Keira Fullerton will perform this piece and more at 7:30 pm on Saturday, March 10, 2012 in the Uptown Blanco Ballroom.