Verdi’s La Traviata opens the season and will run July 18 through August 25. Arguably Verdi’s most popular work, it returns to the Glimmerglass Opera stage after 20 years in a new production directed by Jonathan Miller

Yes, that’s right, the oft-retired Dr. Miller has been dragged kicking and screaming into the opera arena yet once more, much against his will. Or, as Angela Gheorghiu so charmingly put it, “Jonathan Miller? I barely know him. He just used my name to promote himself, that’s all.”

[Glimmerglass Opera. Warning, this link opens as a PDF, an piece of software as unnecessary as it is overrated. Not unlike, La Cieca must say, the good doctor himself.]