Opera & Ballet International presents La Traviata by Guiseppe Verdi
Starring Elena Dee and Alyona Kistenyova
The love story that gripped Paris, back by public demand.
A tragic tale of searing passion and memorable music, La Traviata is Verdi’s outstanding interpretation of one of the most popular love stories of the 19th century, La Dame aux Camelias.
Based on a true story, it tells of the passionate loves and life of the consumptive courtesan, Violetta. There are many echoes of Verdi’s own life in Traviata and he threw himself into the music. The highlights include the Brindisi, the best known drinking song in opera, the duet Un Di Felice and Violetta’s haunting aria Addio Del Passato.
This magnificent production boasts sumptuous sets and costumes.
‘First-rate singing’ The Stage
‘Uplifting, charming, heroic and finally tear-jerking’ Liverpool Echo
‘Alyona Kistenyova has a lovely soprano voice and sang with precision and excellent tone’ Manchester Theatre Awards
'You can be sure of the quality of Ellen Kent’s operas: they are traditionally set, have very good solo singing and the gowns are to die for. Her current production of Verdi’s La Traviata is no exception' Daily Info Oxford
'an absolute treat, a delight throughout' Oxford Prospect
Sung in Italian with English surtitles.