Wednesday, 30th January 2019 - 6:45pm
TICKETS: Adults £15.00, Film Society Members & Friends of the Regal £12.50, Students £10.00
Giuseppe Verdi’s LA TRAVIATA
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Live from The Royal Opera
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, 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, conducted by Antonello Manacorda, brings out all the emotional colour, from the giddy discovery of love, through painful confrontation to the inevitable conclusion.
Approximate running time: 3 hours 35 minutes, including two intervals sung in Italian with English surtitles.