Win tickets to ‘La Traviata’ at California Opera

I‘m giving away a pair of tickets to California Opera’s “La Traviata,” which plays for one performance only at 2 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 27, at the Fresno Memorial Auditorium.

The fully staged production is directed by Justine Prado Manro. It marks a return to Memorial Auditorium for the company, which staged its first production there. The opera is the culmination of California Opera’s 2023 summer festival. You can read more about it in my story here.

General adult tickets for “La Traviata” are $50. There are limited tickets available at the door on the day of performance.

“La Traviata” is a repeat performance for the company (as it is for most opera companies, of course.) Jamie Bonetto, a familiar name on the Fresno opera scene, returns to sing the title role. The production in the past was well received by the community, the opera folks tell me, and surveys showed that audience members liked the work and were happy for its return.

If you don’t win these free tickets, general adult tickets for “La Traviata” are $50. There will be a limited number available at the door. Students with I.D. are free, but reservations are required through the website.

For the giveaway, the contest is open to members, donors and individual sponsors of The Munro Review. Tax-deductible memberships start at $5 a month, and you can make a one-time donation of as little as $3. (Paid memberships help keep the site running, and paid members get special members-only benefits. Please consider a paid membership in support of independent, local arts journalism.) A free membership option is available. For details on how to join, go to the Membership and Sponsorship page. No purchase, donation or membership is necessary to enter the ticket giveaway.


To enter this giveaway, leave a reply on this post (see below) answering this question: Which have you seen more times: “La Traviata” or “Pretty Woman”?  (Or, if you’d rather not reveal your Richard Gere obsession, you can just say why you’d like to see the show.) Deadline to enter is 10 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 27. The winner will be picked at random and notified by email.

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Covering the arts online in the central San Joaquin Valley and beyond. Lover of theater, classical music, visual arts, the literary arts and all creative endeavors. Former Fresno Bee arts critic and columnist. Graduate of Columbia University and Cal Poly San Luis Obispo. Excited to be exploring the new world of arts journalism.

Comments (7)

  • Susan McAndrew

    I’d be delighted to attend a performance of La Traviata. I’ve seen both once previously. Thanks much!

  • Haven’t seen either “La Traviata” or “Pretty Woman”!

  • Amy

    I just found out that my coworker Lizzie is in this production! She is a pretty woman with a giant voice! I’ve never seen La Traviata and would love to hear her sing in her alter-life!

  • Jamie Buettner

    Years ago when the Fresno Ballet collaborated with the local opera company for La Traviata, my daughter danced in the production. I fell in love with that opera and would love to see La Traviata again!

  • Hollis Magill

    I would love to see the show!

  • Victor Kral

    There are many Artistics jewels, in the Central Valley. Edna Garabedian is one of them. To see her Artists progress as the years go by is inspiring and brings this summer educational program to light.

  • Sophia

    Would love to add another great show to my list on my birthday 9/27!


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