La Traviata

SMDCAC and Miami Lyric Opera Present

La Traviata

Sung in Italian with English supertitles


La Traviata, Opera, Verdi
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La Traviata, Opera, Verdi
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La Traviata


La Traviata, Opera, Verdi
Alt Text: 
La Traviata, Opera, Verdi
Title Text: 
La Traviata
Sat, Nov 6, 2021 | 8:00pm
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Verdi's consumptive courtesan, Violetta Valéry may be the most heart-wrenching character in all of opera: a high-spirited but deceptively delicate woman who unexpectedly finds, and then selflessly gives up, the love of her all-too-short life.

As previously announced, Miami Lyric Opera is proud to present the new season’s opening night production of La Traviata (“The Fallen Woman”) in concert version. On this occasion we bring worldwide opera stars to the stage to interpret one of the most loved dramas by Giuseppe Verdi. Soprano Eglise Gutierrez as Violetta Valery, baritone Nelson Martinez in the role of Giorgio Germont, and tenor Martin Nusspaumer as Alfredo, along with other selected artists, will recreate the famed courtesan’s story, originally written by Alexandre Dumas. Verdi was so passionately attracted to the story of the young Marie Duplessis (a popular courtesan in 19th century Paris) that he created La Traviata, an Italian opera so beloved that to this day it is one of the works most frequently performed in opera houses around the world. Miami Lyric Opera has chosen this work as the best choice for the return to our audience at South Miami Cultural Arts Center on November 6, 2021.

Sung in Italian with English supertitles.

90-120 minutes with intermission

All Patrons entering the facility require a ticket including infants. Outside food & beverage are not allowed into the venue. Strollers are not permitted inside the auditorium.

PLEASE NOTE: This performance is being sold implementing socially distant indoor seating. We require anyone not included in your ticket purchase to be located 3’ apart from your seats.

Due to the recent spike in the percentage of positive cases in Miami-Dade County, our Mayor Daniella Levine Cava has instituted a mask requirement for all employees and visitors, regardless of vaccination status, while on Miami-Dade County property. As the South Miami-Dade Cultural Art Center is operated by the Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs, we must require all visitors attending the cultural center to wear and maintain a mask for the duration of your visit except while you are actively consuming food or beverages at your seat.

We require that if you are eating or drinking at your seat that you wear your mask between bites and sips. Refusal to wear a mask may result in your being asked to leave the facility as well as being restricted from future access to the Center. If you plan to attend one of our upcoming events, you will see all SMDCAC staff masked, however you may experience some artists, while performing, without a mask. If you are unable or unwilling to adhere to these temporary mask requirements or uncomfortable with the performance environment, please feel free to contact our Box Office at 786-573-5300 for a full refund.

Should the guidelines change with regard to social distancing or mask wearing prior to the scheduled performance, to allow for reduced separation of audience, the venue retains the right to sell additional seats within the 3’ parameter in accordance with updated or rescinded guidelines. We will notify ticket holders via email should any changes occur.

The following additional measures are being taken for your safety and the safety of our staff:

  • Reduced audience capacity
  • Hand sanitizer stations have been located at all entryways, and high traffic areas
  • Floor marking to assist in maintaining social distancing
  • Staff training conducted in advance on CDC, and Miami-Dade County Covid-19 related protocols and procedures
  • Enhanced cleaning procedures including disinfecting all high touch surfaces
  • Touchless faucets, soap dispensers, and paper towel dispensers have been installed where possible
  • Open lid garbage and recycle bins are in place
  • Temporary reduction or elimination of concessions

Please call the SMDCAC Box Office (786-573-5300) after 12 p.m. the day of the performance to confirm if rescheduling is necessary.

Updated as of 9/15/21

It is the policy of Miami-Dade County to comply with all of the requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act. The facility is accessible and Assistive Listening Devices are available in the Main Stage Auditorium and the Black Box Theater space. To request materials in accessible format, and/or any accommodation to attend an event at the South Miami-Dade Cultural Arts Center, please contact Stephanie Aponte, 786-573-5314,, at least five days in advance to initiate your request, TTY users may also call 711 (Florida Relay Service).