Run Time: 215 min.
A SCREENING OF THE ROYAL OPERA’S PRODUCTION OF LA TRAVIATA.
THIS EVENT IS OFFERED AS PART OF BEDFORD PLAYHOUSE’S LONDON PERFORMING ARTS: CLASSIC SERIES
Richard Eyre’s beautiful production provides the perfect setting for Verdi’s opera about a courtesan who sacrifices it all for love.
From the thrill of unexpected romance to a heartbreaking 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’ – both showing the lyricism of Italian opera at its most immediately appealing. Richard Eyre’s production for The Royal Opera brings out all the emotional color, from the giddy discovery of love, through painful confrontation to the inevitable conclusion. Lavish period sets and costumes enhance the reality of a moving story based on true life.
MUSIC GIUSEPPE VERDI | DIRECTOR RICHARD EYRE | CONDUCTOR ANTONELLO MANACORDA | VIOLETTA VALÉRY, ERMONELA JAHO, ALFREDO GERMONT, CHARLES CASTRONOVO, GIORGIO GERMONT and PLÁCIDO DOMINGO
Estimated Runtime: 3 hrs 35m, including Two Intervals Sung in Italian