The city of light is the setting of Giuseppe Verdi's romantic tragedy of forbidden love between a courtesan and nobleman. Written in 1853 and based on La dame aux Camélias by Alexandre Dumas, La Traviata translates to mean "the fallen woman." Convinced by high-born Alfredo's meddling father that she has brought disgrace to his family's name with her wild-child ways, woman of the night Violetta feels compelled to abandon her love. Only when she is on her deathbed does Alfredo learn that it is his own deceitful father who has caused the flower of his love to wilt. In Italian with English supertitle translations. Performances November 16, 20, 22-24, 2013.