Oakmont Community Foundation presents La Traviata film
The Oakmont Community Foundation is holding a fundraiser on Sept. 22 at the East Rec Center. The event is a special screening of a 2009 Royal Opera House production of La Traviata by Giuseppe Verdi.
First performed in 1853, La Traviata is one of the world's most popular operas. It has it all - great love, great sacrifice, tragic death. The famous American soprano Renée Fleming takes on the role of doomed courtesan Violetta, with Joseph Calleja as her young lover Alfredo, and Thomas Hampson as his unyielding father. The conductor is Antonio Pappano with the Royal Opera Chorus and the Orchestra of the Royal Opera House. Richard Eyre is the Director. The production is a little over two and a half hours and you will be enthralled from the beginning to its tragic ending (bring Kleenex). Italian with English sub-titles.
Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and the film begins at 7 p.m. Light refreshments will be served at intermission.
OCF is the recipient of a $1,600 challenge grant earmarked for the General Fund, and this extraordinary film is part of the effort to raise matching funds before November.
The suggested donation at the door is $5, but larger donations will be happily accepted.
Open to all Oakmont residents and their guests.