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UMS Concert Program, November 19, 1966: La Traviata -- Julius Rudel

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Day
19
Month
November
Year
1966
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Season: Eighty-eighth
Complete Series: 3536
Hill Auditorium, Ann Arbor, Michigan

1966 Eighty-eighth Season 1967
UNIVERSITY MUSICAL SOCIETY
THE UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN
Charles A. Sink, President Gail W. Rector, Executive Director Lester McCoy, Conductor
Special Presentation Complete Series 3S36
NEW YORK CITY OPERA JULIUS RUDEL, General Director
LA TRAVIATA
An Opera in Four Acts Music by Giuseppi Verdi
Libretto by Francesco M. Piave after the novel by A. Dumas
Saturday Evening, November 19, 1966, at 8:00 Hill Auditorium, Ann Arbor, Michigan
ARS LONGA VITA BREVIS
CAST
Violetta Valery.........Patricia Brooks
Alfredo Germont.........Jerry LoMonaco
Georgio Germont.........Dominic Cossa
Flora Bervoix.........Muriel Greenspon
Annina...........Charlotte Povia
Gaston de Letorieres.........Nico Castel
Baron Dauphol..........William Beck
Marquis d'Obigny........William Ledbetter
Doctor Grenville.........Edward Pierson
Giuseppe...........Richard Park
Servant to Flora.........Don Henderson
Messenger............Don Yule
Solo Dancers .... Oldyna Dynowska and Arthur Faria
Conductor: Julius Rudel Lighting by Hans Sondheimer
Directed by Frank Corsaro Choreographer: Thomas Andrew
PLACE: Paris and Vicinity TIME: 1840's
ACT I--The Salon of Violetta's Town House ACT II--A Country house near Paris ACT III--A Bal Masque in the Courtyard of Flora's Villa ACT IV--Violetta's Bedroom
SYNOPSIS
As the curtain opens, Violetta Valery is giving a brilliant party to celebrate her return to society after a mild tubercular attack. It is here that she meets Alfredo Germont, young son of a wealthy provincial merchant, who professes his love for her. At first coquetish and indifferent, she is finally moved by his ardor and finds herself torn between his devotion and 'her way of life.'
In a luxurious country villa we discover a transformed Violetta now living with Alfredo. His sincere passion for her has led to a rejection of her empty and arid life of the past. In the midst of their happiness, Alfredo learns that Violetta is to sell her belongings to pay for the bills. As he rushes off to prevent this, Violetta is surprised alone by Giorgio Germont, Alfredo's bourgeois father, who urges her to give up Alfredo because their illicit affair threatens to ruin the marriage prospects of his daughter. Violetta agrees and leaves a note for Alfredo telling him she has returned to her old
lover, the Baron Dauphol. Giorgio Germont tries in vain to consol his son when he sees this note.
At a Bal Masque given by Violetta's arch-rival, Flora Bervoix, Alfredo searches for Violetta and her lover. When she and the Baron arrive, the Baron engages Alfredo in a tense gambling duel which Alfredo wins. As the guests settle down for supper, Violetta, fearful that the Baron will challenge Alfredo to a duel, urges him to leave. Unaware that Violetta has returned to the Baron only to insure the future of Alfredo's sister, Alfredo forces Violetta to say that she loves the Baron. Then, insane with jealousy, he humiliates her in front of the guests by hurling his gambling winnings at her: "Now I have paid off my debt to you !"
The heart break of Alfredo's denunciation has destroyed Violetta's health. Deserted by all her friends but the Doctor, Violetta cherishes a letter from Germont, promising a reunion with Alfredo. When Alfredo and remorseful Germont come to tell her that all is well, it is too late. Violetta dies in Alfredo's arms.
NEW YORK CITY OPERA
ADMINISTRATIVE STAFF
General Director..............Julius Rudel
Associate Director.............John S. White
Music Administrator.............Felix Popper
Director of Musical Studies..........Thomas P. Martin
Assistant to the Directors...........Ruth M. Hider
Ford Foundation Administrative Intern........Daniel R. Rule
Secretaries...........Joan Davis, Rosalind Nadell
General Press Representatives.........Nat & Irvin Dorfman
PRODUCTION STAFF
Company Manager............Catherine Parsons
Technical Director............Hans Sondheimer
Stage Managers...........Dan Butt, Chris Goodyear
Costumer...............J. Edgar Joseph
Make-up...............Ted Marcinkowski
Orchestra Personnel Manager...........Secondo Proto
Wardrobe Mistress.............Joyce Burevitch
Wardrobe Master..............James Neely
Director of Ballet.............Thomas Andrew
Staging Assistant.............David Bamberger
Conductors and Musical Staff:
David Effron, Roland Gagnon, Anton Guadagno, Thomas P. Martin
Felix Popper, Julius Rudel, Dean Ryan, Charles Wilson.
New York City Opera Ensemble:
Arlene Adler, Joan August, Ronald Bentley, Don Carlo, Harris Davis, Anthea de Forest, Philip Erikson, Joseph Galiano, Pearle Goldsmith, Harriet Greene, Don Henderson, Lila Herbert, Robert Lee Kelly, Jodell Kenting, Dan Kingman, Karl Patrick Krause, Alan Olsen, Donna Owen, Hanna Owen, Richard Park. Charlotte Povia, Joaquin Romaguera, Maria West, Marie Young, Don Yule.
The New York City Opera will present Tosca tomorrow afternoon at 2:30; and The Consul in the evening at 8:00 (November 20).
UNIVERSITY MUSICAL SOCIETY INTERNATIONAL PRESENTATIONS
George Frederick Handel
December 2 and 3, 8:30; December 4, 2:30
In Hill Auditorium
Joan Moynagh, Soprano Loren Driscoll, Tenor
Carol Smith, Mezzo-Soprano Thomas Paul, Bass
University Choral Union and Soloists
Interlochen Arts Academy Orchestra
Mary McCall Stubbins, Organist; Marilyn Mason, Harpsichordist
Lester McCoy, Conductor Tickets: $2.50--$2.00--$1.50--$1.00
of
Performed by the New York Pro Musica
in the Sanctuary of the First Methodist Church Thursday, Friday, Saturday, December 8, 9 and 10 at 8:30
Tickets: Main Floor, $5.00 and $4.00; Balcony: $4.00; and ($3.00 seats, sold out)
Chamber Music Festival
in Rackham Auditorium
BORODIN QUARTET (from Moscow) . . 8:30, Friday, February 17 STOCKHOLM KYNDEL STRING QUARTET 8:30, Saturday, February 18 TRIO ITALIANO d'ARCHI.....2:30, Sunday, February 19
Series Tickets: $8.00--$6.00--$5.00. Single Concerts: $4.00--$3.00--2.00
1967 MAY FESTIVAL--April 22, 23, 24, 25 (Five Concerts). Orders for series tickets accepted and filed beginning December 1.
For tickets and information, address UNIVERSITY MUSICAL SOCIETY, Burton Tower

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