OPERA at the Movies: Pretty Woman

Piedmont Opera continues its community partnership with a/perture cinema.

If you liked the classic 1990 movie "Pretty Woman" with Julia Roberts and Richard Gere, you’ll be intrigued by Verdi’s "La Traviata." One of opera’s top 10 hits, it tells a similar story of an aristocrat who falls for a "working girl" with a heart of gold. Verdi’s well-loved opera revolves around the courtesan Violetta, who falls for Mr. Right but—because it’s opera—everything turns out wrong. The singing is glorious and the ending of "La Traviata" will have you weeping just as Julia Roberts did in the film when she saw the opera.