photo credit: Simon Pauly
photo credit: Simon Pauly

I am thrilled to partner with Minnesota Opera in telling the story of Violetta, a woman who bravely fights to determine her own destiny in the face of her impending death and a society dominated by men who both worship and condemn her. 

At its premiere more than 150 years ago, “La Traviata” was considered immoral because its protagonist was a so-called “fallen woman.” We are in no less need today of stories that move us to empathy and respect for those making choices in a world that offers very few.