“La Traviata” Live at Bay Street

Ashley Bell plays Violetta in “La Traviata.”
Ashley Bell plays Violetta in “La Traviata.”

Verdi’s “La Traviata” has long been one of the most celebrated operas in history, and this Saturday, May 9 at 8 p.m. at Bay Street Theater Divaria Productions will bring a live, albeit shortened, version of the classic to Sag Harbor, featuring the most important musical numbers.

The hour and a half production will be performed by three singers, a narrator, conductor and string instruments. “La Traviata” tells the story of the beautiful but frail courtesan, Violetta Valery, who finds love for the first time in the devoted Alfredo. But her idyllic existence with him is soon challenged by his father Germont who demands that she leave Alfredo as it is disgracing their family. The love story is based on Alexandre Dumas’ “La Dame Aux Camélia.”

Columbian tenor David Guzman will play Alfredo; Michael Nansel will play Germont; Ashley Bell is Violetta; and Fabio Bezuti will play the pianist. Anton Armendariz Diaz is the stage director of this production.

Tickets to “La Traviata” live are $25 to $50. For more information, call (631) 725-9500 or visit baystreet.org.