Happy Father’s Day! We wanted to celebrate this day by highlighting one of the better father figures in opera: Giorgio Germont from Verdi’s La Traviata! Although Germont intervenes in his son Alfredo’s relationship, his intent is to protect his children’s well-being and reputations in society. Two of his most famous songs, “Pura si come un angelo” and “Di provenza il mar” are centered on his love for his family. Here’s a look at our 2012 production of La Traviata featuring Joshua Kohl as Alfredo and Jake Gardner as Germont.