La Traviata at the Palm Beach Opera
by Giuseppe Verdi
Friday, January 18, 2013 at 7:30 PM
Saturday, January 19, 2013 at 7:30 PM
Sunday, January 20, 2013 at 2:00 PM
Kravis Center for the Performing Arts (map & parking)
Glamorous courtesan Violetta Valery falls in love with the young heir of a distinguished family and gives up her luxurious lifestyle to be with him but their happiness is tragically short-lived. Based on Dumas’ novel La dame aux camelias, La Traviata is filled with drama, passion, and heartbreak set to Verdi’s most memorable melodies.
Single tickets go on sale July 1, 2012
Violetta: Joyce El-Khoury (1/18 & 1/20) / Sarah Joy Miller (1/19)
Alfredo Germont: Georgy Vasiliev (1/18 & 1/20) / David Miller (1/19)
Giorgio Germont: Michael Chioldi
Flora: Shirin Eskandani
Baron Duphol: TBD
Here is Sarah Joy’s bio, from the Palm Beach Opera site -
SARAH JOY MILLER – VIOLETTA (1/19)
Sarah Joy Miller made her debut at Michigan Opera Theater in spring 2011 singing Gilda in Rigoletto and sees the release of an album of arias she recorded with the Pannon Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Maestro Steven Mercurio in Pecs, Hungary.
This follows a year filled with highlights, including appearances as Musetta in La Boheme at New York’s Symphony Space, Micaela in Carmen with New York Lyric Opera, and Violetta in La Traviata with Long Island Opera. She also performed in concert with Marcello Giordani in celebration of the newly created Marcello Giordani Foundation and was selected as a featured soloist with the St. Bart’s Music Festival. The year also brought Ms. Miller award recognition from the Licia Albanese-Puccini Foundation, the Gerda Lissner Foundation, the New York Lyric Opera Competition, and the Jensen Foundation.
Ms. Miller made her professional operatic debut singing Mimi in Baz Luhrmann’s acclaimed Broadway production of Puccini’s La Boheme and went on to reprise the role at the Ahmanson Theater in Los Angeles. She recently made her Hong Kong Opera debut singing a series of Opera Gala Concerts with the Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra and has also appeared in venues across the United States as Fiordiligi in Cosi fan tutte, Marguerite in Faust, and the title role of Donizetti’s Lucia di Lammermoor.
Ms. Miller’s musical collaborations and accomplishments reach well beyond the traditional scope of opera. Signed to Decca Records as part of the trio Three Graces, Ms. Miller recorded an album featuring production and song writing contributions by the finest producers in the pop music industry: Walter Afanasieff (Mariah Carey, Celine Dion), Desmond Child (Bon Jovi, Ricky Martin), Guy Roche (Christina Aguilera, Michael Bolton), and Mark Portmann (Luis Miguel, Barbra Streisand). Three Graces has performed throughout the United States, Canada, and Mexico, including an invitation to perform at a Youth Rally honoring Pope Benedict XVI’s visit to New York, and has made numerous televised appearances. Additionally, Ms. Miller has been heard with the Chicagoland Pops Orchestra and appeared as a soloist with Andrea Bocelli and David Foster at the Vivere release event.
Ms. Miller has been featured in concert performances of works including Orff’s Carmina Burana, Mendelssohn’s Elijah, Poulenc’s Gloria, Handel’s Messiah, and Carconi’s Gloria at the Bel Air Presbyterian Church, the Crystal Cathedral, and the California State University Northridge Theater. As a student at California State University Northridge, Ms. Miller was a finalist in the New York Metropolitan Opera Council Auditions (Los Angeles) and a finalist in the Los Angeles Artist of the Future competition. She earned prizes from the Palm Springs Opera Guild and was the recipient of the Elizabeth Parham Vocal Scholarship.
All details can be found at Palm Beach Opera