Thursday, September 20, 2012

Asheville Lyric Opera's "La Traviata" features unique artistic duo

Asheville Lyric Opera's new production of La Traviata features a unique artistic duo.  The highlights of which are scenic designer Julie K. Ross and metropolitan opera soprano Elizabeth Caballero.  Ms. Ross has her hands in everything on stage.  Product designer by day at i play. Baby Wear and scenic painter at night, Julie tirelessly spends every moment in her element.  Julie’s work goes on display in October, but who will be performing on her canvas?  Elizabeth Caballero joins the cast of La Traviata to bring her Metropolitan Opera talents to Julie’s stage.  Ms. Caballero’s credits include playing the role of Frasquita in the Met Opera’s production of Carmen, and recently playing Madame Butterfly in the Lyric Opera of Kansas City’s production of Madame Butterfly.  Two women of greta talent, one local, one on the national scene, find their artistic counterpart in Asheville Lyric Opera’s La Traviata.  This union of creative energy comes to the Diana Wortham Theatre on October 5 and 6 only.  Curtain is at 8:00 pm.

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