La Traviata Gets a Mental Health Makeover in Ann Arbor, MI

About this Unique Partnership:

Arbor Opera Theater (AOT) has partnered with the National Network of Depression Centers (NNDC) to create a new adaptation of the opera “La Traviata” as a platform to address the stigma surrounding mental illness and suicide.

“La Traviata is basically a story about stigma,” says AOT’s artistic director Shawn McDonald, “and I knew that I wanted to bring that to the forefront of this production. I spoke with people about what they perceived to be a 21st century stigma, and mental illness kept coming up, so I took it as a sign.”

View official Press Release & Community Television Videos About this Event

Schedule of Events:

May 28th: Anti-Stigma Pre-Performance Promotion Event
8-10 pm ABC Microbrewery (Corner Brewery)

June 7th: Annual Opera Lecture with Richard LeSueur
1-2:30 pm University of Michigan Comprehensive Depression Center

June 11-13th: Performance
7:30 pm Lydia Mendelssohn Theatre

June 14th: Performance
2:00 pm Lydia Mendelssohn Theatre

June 15th: Community Talk Back Event
7-8:30 pm University of Michigan Comprehensive Depression Center


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