Roh Live: The Royal Opera: La Traviata
Venue 1, The Brunton, Musselburgh.
Sung in Italian with English subtitles
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 heart breaking 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 .
Approximate running time: 215 minutes including two intervals