La traviata. By GIUSEPPE VERDI. The hottest party girl in town is hiding a terrible secret. The love that could save her life is threatened by the demands of a furious father who insists on a devastating sacrifice. From the defiant strains of \"Sempre libera\" to the sobbing violins of \"Addio del passato,\" Alexander Dumas, fils\', semi-autobiographical story and Giuseppe Verdi\'s timeless score will alternately lift your spirits and break your heart. Sung in Italian with English and Spanish projected translations. Each program is accompanied by a pre-show lecture an hour before curtain with a talk-back session immediately following the performance.