Ellen Kent presents La TraviataGig
27 February 19:30 - 22:30
Opera & Ballet International proudly presents an Ellen Kent production with international soloists, highly-praised chorus and full orchestra
Verdi LA TRAVIATA
Starring the international sopranos Alyona Kistenyova* and Maria HeeJung Kim*
The love story that gripped Paris
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.
Sung in Italian with English surtitles.
* Cast subject to change
“First-rate singing” The Stage
“Alyona Kistenyova has a lovely soprano voice and sang with precision and excellent tone” Manchester Theatre Awards
“Uplifting, charming, heroic and finally tear-jerking” Liverpool Echo