This is a delayed screening of live performance from The Royal Opera House. Richard Eyre's stunning production of Verdi's best-loved opera returns with star sopranos Ermonela Jaho and Angel Blue as Violetta; the casts also include Plácido Domingo and Charles Castronovo.
Music: Giuseppe Verdi
Libretto: Francesco Maria Piave
Director: Richard Eyre
Designer: Bob Crowley
Lighting designer: Jean Kalman
Director of movement: Jane Gibson
From the thrill of unexpected romance to a heart-breaking reconciliation that comes too late – Verdi’s La Traviata is one of the most popular of all operas. Alfredo falls in love in 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.
Approximate running time: 3 hours 35 minutes, including two intervals, sung in Italian with English subtitles
Tickets: Adult £15.30, Student/Child £12.30, Family of four £46.30
(includes an admin fee of 30p)