In its fifth Classic Series concert of the season, Akron Symphony music director Christopher Wilkins will lead the combined Akron Symphony Orchestra and Chorus and a cast of accomplished guest vocalists in a first for the Akron Symphony -- the semi-staged, full opera "La Traviata." The performance will take place Feb. 10 at 8 p.m. at E. J. Thomas Hall. The Akron Symphony Chorus has been prepared by chorus director James Mismas. "La Traviata" is co-sponsored by KeyBank and The Weisberger Family. The Akron Symphony's production of "La Traviata" will be directed by Robert Frankenberry and the cast headed by Canadian soprano Lyne Fortin as Violetta, 1988 winner of the Pavarotti International Vocal Competition; tenor Bruce Fowler, winner of the 1994 Plácido Domingo Operalia Competition, as Alfredo; and American baritone John Packard as Germont, who is known for creating the role of Joseph de Rocher in the San Francisco Opera world premiere of "Dead Man Walking."Wilkins will speak informally about the music in a Previews from the Podium presentation at 7 p.m. Previews from the Podium are sponsored by Audio-Technica.In addition to the three leading roles, eight other well-known vocalists will take roles in "La Traviata." They are: Laurie Lashbrook, in the role of Annina; Millinee McCurdy as Flora; Daniel Doty as Gastone; Christopher Hutton as Baron Douphol; Ronald Hazlett as Doctor Grenvil; Peter Van De Graaff as Marquis D'Obigny; Bruce Stebner as Guiseppe; and Kim A. Jacoby as Flora's servant. Of these, five of the vocalists are from the greater Akron area, although their careers have led them to perform in many places across the country and in Europe. Soprano Lashbrook is a professor of voice at The University of Akron; tenor Doty is senior minister at Trinity United Church of Christ in Wadsworth; bass Hazelett teaches voice at the West Side Vocal Academy and in the Akron Public Schools Magnet Arts Program; tenor Stebner performs regularly as soloist at Westminster Presbyterian Church as well as its Five at Five Concert Series; and baritone Jacoby is head choir director at Hoover High School in North Canton.Ticket pricesSingle ticket prices range from $14 to $35. Call the E. J. Thomas box office at 330-972-7570 or TicketMaster outlet for tickets. Senior, group and student discounts are available.