The Royal Opera: La Traviata
Sun 17 Apr 2022
19th-century Paris is a place of contrasts; glamour and superficiality, love and lust, life and death. Courtesan Violetta sings some of Verdi’s most acclaimed arias including the joyous ‘Sempre libera’,in her poignant and passionate encounters with Alfredo and Germont.
Richard Eyre’s production for The Royal Opera recently celebrated 25 years on the Royal Opera House stageand this year returns with acclaimed opera star Pretty Yende as Violetta.
Pretty Yende (Violetta), Stephen Costello (Alfredo Germont), Dimitri Platanias (Giorgio Germont), Kseniia Nikolaieva (Annina), David Shipley (Doctor Grenvil), Angela Simkin (Flora Bervoix), Germán E. Alcántara (Baron Douphol), Andrés Presno (Gastone de Letorières), Jeremy White (Marquis d’Obigny)
The Royal Opera Chorus
Orchestra of the Royal Opera House
Running time: 3 hours and 40 minutes(including two intervals)
Language: Sung in Italian with English subtitles