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La traviata at the Royal Opera House – 14th to 31st January 2019

La traviata,© ROH, 2016. Photograph by Tristram Kenton.

The Royal Opera presents Richard Eyre’s stunning production of Verdi’s La traviata, returning to Covent Garden for its 16th revival. First seen on the Royal Opera House main stage in 1994, the acclaimed English director’s classic production lavishly re-creates the glamour of Paris in the mid-19th century and contrasts the superficial splendour of Parisian high society with an intimate examination of the opera’s central characters.

Verdi’s La traviata is currently the most performed opera in the world and its sublime score contains some of the Italian composer’s most inspired arias, choruses and duets. Based on Alexandre Dumas fils’s successful novel and play La Dame aux camélias, the opera’s heart-breaking story traces the complex and ultimately tragic love affair between the courtesan Violetta Valéry and Alfredo Germont.

Star sopranos Ermonela Jaho and Angel Blue (in her Royal Opera debut) sing the role of Violetta, with American tenor Charles Castronovo and French tenor Benjamin Bernheim as Alfredo.

World-renowned singer Plácido Domingo performs the role of Giorgio Germont for three performances, including on 30 January 2019, when La traviata will be broadcast live in cinemas as part of the ROH Live Cinema Season.

La traviata opens at the Royal Opera House on 14 January 2019, with subsequent performances on 17, 21, 23, 24, 26, 29, 30 and 31 January 2019. On 26 January 2019 The Royal Opera presents a matinee Welcome Performance of La traviata for families who have never been to a ballet or opera at the Royal Opera House before, and tickets in the Amphitheatre for the performance on 14 January 2019 are only available to Young ROH members.

Performances

14, 17, 21, 23, 24, 26, 29, 30, 31 January 2019 at 7pm
26 January 2019 at 12 noon (Welcome Performance)

Sung in Italian with English surtitles

The Royal Opera’s La traviata will be shown in UK cinemas on 30 January 2019 with an encore screening on 3 February 2019. La traviata will also be broadcast to cinemas around the world.

For more information and tickets , visit the Royal Opera House website here

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Nabucco at the Royal Opera House – 6th to 30th June 2016

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The legendary Plácido Domingo take the title role in Daniele Abbado’s production of Verdi’s classic opera.

After the failure of his second opera, Un giorno di regno, Giuseppe Verdi vowed never to compose another. However he was lured back to the theatre by Bartolomeo Merelli, the impresario of La Scala, Milan, with the commission for Nabucco. The opera first performed in 1842 was a triumph and Verdi’s career never looked back.

Daniele Abbado’s production is set in the second half of the 20th century and explores the reality of a conflict, where friend and enemy may become indistinguishable. An enormous chorus lends weight to epic numbers such as ‘Immenso Jehova’ – the Hebrew Slaves’ their song of exile, ‘Va, pensiero’, widely considered to be Italy’s unofficial national anthem. The roles of Nabucco, the Babylonian King (based on the biblical King Nebuchadnezzar) , Zaccaria, the Hebrew prophet and Abigaille provide the strong characters in a intense drama which add substance to Verdi’s powerful score.

The story centres around Nabucco, King of Babylon who takes Jerusalem in his war with the Israelites but his daughter Fenena loves the Israelite Ismaele. She releases their prisoners, leading her vengeful half-sister Abigaille to plot to take power. Nabucco declares himself a god and is struck by a bolt of lightning.

Abigaille tricks the now feeble king into signing a death warrant for the Israelites, including Fenena and Ismaele. Nabucco prays to the God of Israel for forgiveness; his sanity is restored and he saves the prisoners from death. He converts himself and his people, while Abigaille commits suicide.

Running time

The performance lasts around 2 hours 50 minutes, including one interval.

Language

Sung in Italian with English surtitles

If you would like more information or buy tickets, visit the Royal Opera House website here

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West End LIVE 2015 in Trafalgar Square – 20th and 21st June 2015

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The world’s biggest celebration of musical theatre, West End LIVE will this year take place on 20 and 21 June, returning to its home in London’s Trafalgar Square.

The always popular event returns for its 11th year, West End LIVE is a unique theatrical festival when the cast from the top shows perform for free in Trafalgar Square it features performances from the West End’s world famous musicals and an exclusive line-up of appearances from some of the London stage’s favourite stars.

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More than 500,000 theatre fans attended 2014’s West End LIVE, enjoying a packed weekend of performances  from long-running musicals Wicked, Billy Elliot The Musical and Les Misérables to previews of high profile productions due to hit the West End and The Royal Opera House Chorus, conducted by the legendary Placido Domingo.

When: Saturday 20th (11-6pm) and Sunday 21st (12-6pm) June 2015
Where: Trafalgar Square – enter via the North East and North West corners Cost: FREE ENTRY – this event is NOT ticketed

West End LIVE is a very popular event and access is operated on a ‘first come’ basis with further access granted as people leave. Queues are to be expected throughout the day and occasionally the Square will reach full capacity. At this point the organisers will have to stop access to the event temporarily until space opens up.

Full Schedule

Saturday 20 June

11.00 THE COMMITMENTS
11.15 BILLY ELLIOT THE MUSICAL
11.25 CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY
11.40 WICKED
11.50 SUNNY AFTERNOON
12.05 MEMPHIS THE MUSICAL
12.20 MATILDA THE MUSICAL
12.30 MISS SAIGON
12.45 THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA
13.00 LES MISÉRABLES
13.15 BEAUTIFUL – THE CAROLE KING MUSICAL
13.35 MAMMA MIA!
13.50 JERSEY BOYS
14.10 DUSTY
14.25 SHREK THE MUSICAL
14.35 THRILLER LIVE
15.00 SEVEN BRIDES FOR SEVEN BROTHERS
15.20 SYLVIA YOUNG THEATRE SCHOOL
15.40 CARMEN
15.50 WEST END GOSPEL CHOIR
16.05 AMERICAN IDIOT THE MUSICAL
1625 ELF THE MUSICAL
16.40 STILES & DREWE’S THE 3 LITTLE PIGS
16.55 THE DREAMERS
17.10 IMPOSSIBLE
17.25 STOMP
17.40 GYPSY
17.50 LET IT BE

Sunday 21 June

12.00 WHAT’S IT ALL ABOUT? BACHARACH REIMAGINED
12.20 DISNEY’S THE LION KING
12.30 THE COMMITMENTS
12.50 STOMP
13.05 MATILDA THE MUSICAL
13.15 THRILLER LIVE
13.40 BILLY ELLIOT THE MUSICAL
13.50 MEMPHIS THE MUSICAL
14.10 CARMEN
14.20 JERSEY BOYS
14.40 DUSTY
14.55 LET IT BE
15.15 WEST END MASTERCLASS
15.35 AMERICAN IDIOT THE MUSICAL
15.50 AVENUE Q
16.05 WEST END KIDS
16.20 BRIEFS
16.30 SHOWSTOPPER! THE IMPROVISED MUSICAL
16.55 THE WEST END CABARET
17.45 LORD OF THE DANCE – DANGEROUS GAMES

For more information, visit the West End LIVE website here

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West End Live in Trafalgar Square , 21 June - 22 June 

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This year is the 10th year of West End Live, when the theatre world come into Trafalgar Square to show their considerable talents.

And this year is likely to be the best yet with an incredible line up of talent already confirmed to appear are the casts of Billy Elliot The Musical, The Bodyguard, Disney’s The Lion King, Zoo Nation’s Groove On Down The Road, Jersey Boys, Les Misérables, Let It Be,  Mamma Mia!, Matilda The Musical, Once, The Phantom Of The Opera, Stomp, Thriller Live and Wicked.

Stomp at West End LIVE

There is also performances  from 20th Century Boy – The Musical, Charlie And The Chocolate Factory, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, Forbidden Broadway, Porgy And Bess, Miss Saigon and The Pyjama Game.

If that was not enough there will be a Opera performances   by the Royal Opera House Chorus, which will be led by the world famous singer and conductor Plácido Domingo, and the English National Opera.

Great interest will be shown  in cabaret section entitled  10 From 10 which will feature 10 iconic songs from favourite West End shows from the past decade, with a star-studded line-up returning to their former roles to perform.

When: Saturday 21 (11-6pm) and Sunday 22 (12-6pm) June
Where: Trafalgar Square – enter via the North East and North West corners
Cost: FREE ENTRY – this event is NOT ticketed

West End LIVE is a very popular event and access is operated on a ‘first come’ basis with further access granted as people leave. Queues are to be expected throughout the day and occasionally the Square will reach full capacity. At this point the organisers will have to stop access to the event temporarily until space opens up.

For more information visit the West End Live website here