From Glyndebourne. This is a free event though donations are welcome and will be collected to support the Glyndebourne Open House Covid 19 Emergency appeal. Bar open from 7pm.
26 Aug 2021, 19:30
Tisbury, Victoria Hall, Tisbury, Salisbury SP3 6HD, UK
Original production 2014
Director: Tom Cairns Designer: Hildegard Bechtler Choreographer: Aletta Collins Lighting Designer: Peter Mumford Video and Projection Designer: Nina Dunn
With its world-famous arias, La traviata is the perfect introduction to Glyndebourne. Alfredo, a young man from the provinces, falls in love with Violetta, the stylish toast of Paris. But she’s not the marrying kind – at least not until now. However, their dreams are threatened by both a merciless society that condemns Violetta’s past and an equally merciless disease. There’s rarely a dry eye in the house when this poignant tale unfolds through Verdi’s robust, tuneful, full-hearted and full-throated score, laced throughout with melodies as familiar as the story. Russian soprano Venera Gimadieva portrays the iconic role of Violetta, alongside America tenor Michael Fabiano as Alfredo. The visual beauty of Tom Cairns’s opulent production aptly echoes the irresistible allure of this beloved opera. La traviata was captured live at Festival 2014. Sung it Italian with English subtitles. Conductor Mark Elder
Tickets are free, but must be ordered in advance. Any donations will be collected in support of the Glyndebourne Open House Covid 19 Emergency appeal.