The Royal Opera – La Traviata, Verdi

Friday February 8th, 3pm

The most performed opera in the world, La Traviata has been the object of numerous classic production including Richard Eyre’s since 1994. Yet, far from being stale, this rich, colourful adaptation is all about finesse and dramatic integrity in this revival overseen by Andrew Sinclair.

From the thrill of unexpected romance to a heartbreaking reconciliation that comes too late – Verdi’s La Traviata is one of the most popular of all operas. Alfredo falls in love with the courtesan Violetta in glamorous Paris society, but underneath the surface run darker undercurrents, leading to a tragic ending. The opera’s wealth of melodies includes the famous “Brindisi” and the exuberant “Sempre libera” – both showing the lyricism of Italian opera at its most immediately appealing. Richard Eyre’s production for The Royal Opera brings out all the emotional colour, from the giddy discovery of love, through painful confrontation to the inevitable conclusion. Lavish period sets and costumes enhance the reality of a moving story based on true life.

OPERA IN THREE ACTS

MUSIC
Giuseppe Verdi

DIRECTOR
Richard Eyre

CONDUCTOR
Antonello Manacorda

CAST
Ermonela jaho (Violetta Valéry)
Charles Castronovo (Alfredo Germont)
Plácido Domingo (Giorgio Germont)

DURATION
3 h 35 approx

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