ROH: La Traviata on Wednesday 30th January 2019
Royal Opera House
Opera in three acts
Music Giuseppe Verdi
Director Richard Eyre
Conductor Antonello Manacorda
Richard Eyre’s beautiful production provides the perfect setting for Verdi’s opera about a courtesan who sacrifices all for love.
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 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 hrs 35 mins (including two intervals)
Sung in Italian
with English surtitles
Wednesday 30 January 6.45pm
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