Summer Premiere:

La Traviata

This opera was originally based on a play by ​Alexandre Dumas and has become so popular ​throughout the years, that it has inspired many ​works of pop culture, such as Moulin Rouge and ​Pretty Woman.

Featuring one of the most iconic, romantic, and ​tragic scores of all time, Verdi’s masterpiece ​contrasts spectacular party scenes with tender, ​intimate moments. La Traviata tells the story of the ​tragic love between the courtesan Violetta and the ​romantic Alfredo. Set against the hypocrisy of ​upper-class fashionable society, Alfredo and ​Violetta’s love threatens to shame his family. When ​his father directly appeals to Violetta to relinquish ​her one chance of happiness, Violetta capitulates ​and her act of self-sacrifice costs her the ultimate ​price.

Principal Cast:

Maestro - David Galant

Stage Director - Alex Craig

This performance is FREE to the public.

Priority Admission Ticket Holders:

  • Get access to their seats 30 minutes before ​showtime.
  • Get half off all concessions at intermission.
  • Priority tickets reserved in advance for our ​donors and sponsors.
  • Priority tickets are available to the general ​public June 3rd 8:00 AM CDT to June 10th 8:00 ​AM CDT (or until all are taken)..

General Admission Ticket Holders:

  • Get access to their seats 15 minutes before ​showtime.
  • No discount on concessions.
  • Available to the general public June 3rd 8:00 ​AM CDT up until showtime.

Evening Performance - June 28th, 2024 at 7 pm Matinee Performance - June 30th, 2024 at 2 pm

Mary Orr Auditorium - John Wood Community College

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Program Addendums

The following are changes to the above program:

Répétiteur - Helen Rothfuss

Hedy Rothfuss holds a Bachelors’s degree in Music Education with an emphasis in piano performance from ​University of Missouri-Columbia and a Masters degree in education and organ performance from Catholic ​University of American in Washington DC. Helen has been an active participant in the music community ​working with the QSA, Quincy Community Theater, Muddy River Opera and Hannibal Public Schools. Helen ​has 35 plus years of experience in music ministry and is currently the Director of Music at First ​Presbyterian Church of St. Louis.

Choir Member - Rachel Zimmerman

Rachel is an accomplished musician who joined the Muddy River Opera Company and Quincy ​Symphony Chorus in 2016 as a soprano. She plays a variety of instruments and always makes time to ​support the band program in her hometown. She enjoys dedicating her spare time to music, charity ​work, and raising awareness as well as working on cosplay ideas and attending conventions and faires. ​She has 6 rescue reptiles and hopes to one day open up her own pet store as well as expand her ​Melodically Me Cosplay platform so she can inspire others through her love of cosplay, music, and ​giving back.

Stage Manager - Madeline Davis


Andria Ball added as 2nd Violin and Accessory Percussion

Helen Rothfuss replacing Donovan Briscoe for Bass

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