By RJ McKay
PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Opera Philadelphia presents La Traviata Friday, October 2nd, Sunday, October 4th, Wednesday, October 7th, Friday, October 9th and Sunday, October 11th at the Academy of Music.READ MORE: Suspect Accused Of Shooting Into Northeast Philadelphia Bar, Killing 21-Year-Old Woman Arrested
Alek Shrader, who is singing the character Alfredo, talks about the show and his family’s involvement in opera.
“Traviata is a very accessible sort of tale of complicated love, of difficult choices involving love or even to a certain extent your family members and how they might feel about your complicated love, from Alfredo’s perspective that is,” said Shrader.READ MORE: Philadelphia Police Asking For Public's Help In Obtaining Cell Phone Video Of July 4 Parkway Shooting That Injured 2 Officers
Alek discusses how opera and this role is important to him and his family.
“So my dad was an opera singer himself, Alfredo was one of his go-to roles that he enjoyed musically and that he performed often,” said Shrader.
For more information on tickets, shows and schedule, visit operaphila.org.MORE NEWS: Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney Walks Back Comments After Saying He'll 'Be Happy' When He Is No Longer Mayor