La Traviata Tickets
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Rated 5 out of 5 by Malcal from Wonderful experience This was our first time at The Royal Opera House. It was a treat for my wife's birthday. The theatre is beautiful, and is definitely the star of any performance there.
Date published: 2015-11-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by Neil from An Incredible Introduction to Opera This was our first experience of Opera, so we wanted to see a well known piece and I have to say we were blown away with the production. I expected the performers to be flawless and they were. The sets were incredible and the venue is stunning, as you'd expect. I understand why the subtitles are shown above the stage but really, they detract from the performance as some of the words don't add up to the power of hearing them in Italian! We will be booking again to see another.
Date published: 2015-11-04
"A toast to the pleasures of life!! - so sings Violetta, her new admirer Alfredo and her party guests in the opening scene of Giuseppe Verdi's La traviata. But beneath the surface glamour of Violetta's Parisian life run darker undercurrents: her doomed love for Alfredo and the tensions the lovers encounter when they break society's conventions. La traviata, inspired by Alexandre Dumas fils's play La Dame aux camélias - itself based on the true story of the courtesan Marie Duplessis - is one of the most popular operas, combining drama, profound emotion and wonderful melody. Richard Eyre's classic production conveys the indulgent social whirl of 19th-century Paris. It provides a vivid setting for Verdi's gorgeous score - its many highlights include Violetta's introspective "Ah fors'è lui" and ecstatic "Sempre libera"; the duet "Pura siccome un angelo", as Giorgio Germont begs Violetta to leave Alfredo; and "Parigi, o cara", in which the lovers poignantly imagine a life that will never be theirs. The role of Violetta (the "fallen woman" of the title) is one of Verdi's most complex and enduring characters - and one of his most beloved.