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THE ROYAL OPERA : LA TRAVIATA Giuseppe Verdi 19, 21, 24, 26, April and 3, 6, 9, 12, 17, 20,30 May

La Traviata

AILYN PÉREZ AS VIOLETTA © ROH/ CATHERINE ASHMORE

THE ROYAL OPERA PRESENTS  LA TRAVIATA Giuseppe Verdi

19, 21, 24, 26, April and 3, 6, 9, 12, 17, 20 May at 7pm; 30 April at 1pm

One of the most popular operas,  La traviata  is one of the highlights at The Royal Opera this spring.  The  opera is considered one of  Giuseppe Verdi’s  masterpieces,  and  Richard Eyre ’s acclaimed production (20 years old this year), with Bob Crowley’s  opulent set designs and beautiful costumes offer a not to be missed occasion.

Lighting design is by Jean Kalman , and the Director of movement is Jane Gibson.

Verdi composed La traviata in the early 1850s, and the opera had its premiere at La Fenice, Venice, in March 1853. The opera contains some of Verdi’s most atmospheric music, and tuneful melodies. Musical highlights include the Brindisi in Act I, Violetta’s Act I aria ‘Sempre libera’, the duet between Violetta and Alfredo’s sceptical father Giorgio Germont in Act II scene 1, and the unforgettable reunion of the lovers in Act III.

Royal Opera

AILYN PÉREZ AS VIOLETTA, SIMON KEENLYSIDE AS GIORGIO GERMONT © ROH/ CATHERINE ASHMORE

Sharing the role of Violetta are German soprano Diana Damrau and American soprano Ailyn Pérez, who sing opposite Sardinian tenor Francesco Demuro and American tenor Stephen Costello as Alfredo.

Two world renown baritones will sing the role of Giorgio Germont: Russian baritone Dmitri Hvorostovsky and British baritone Simon Keenlyside.

Israeli conductor Dan Ettinger conducts all performances.

La traviata will be relayed live on BP Big Screens on Tuesday 20 May. A list of venues will be available here

Tickets (£9 -£195 ) will be in high demand and can bought here


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