La traviata

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WHAT IS IT ABOUT?

This haunting tragedy with its beautiful areas will transport you to the world in which it is set.

La Traviata is an Opera in three acts by Giuseppe Verdi, set to an Italian libretto by Francesco Maria Piave - a love story shrouded in sacrifice and misunderstanding. Masterpiece in its own right, it contains some of Verdi’s most beautiful and memorable music.

The title La Traviata means literally The Fallen Woman, or perhaps more figuratively, The Woman Who Strayed.

It is based on La Dame aux Camelias, a play adapted from the novel by Alexandre Dumas, fils. It recounts Dumas’ true-life affair with the beautiful demi-mondaine, Marie Duplessis.

A courtesan called Violetta is stuck in a round of endless parties until, Alfredo, a geeky writer, convinces her to live in the country. Deeply in love, all is blissful contentment until some home truths convince her to leave Alfredo and head back into the arms of another… Shadowing Violetta is the disease that so often afflicts morally questionable 19th-century women: consumption.

Verdi’s music encompasses an astonishing range of moods and emotions, from Alfredo’s fresh-faced charms to Violetta’s vivid effervescence, which is perfectly captured in ‘Sempre libera’, a vocal showpiece to rival any other.

A tragic and resonant tale of society and morality, La Traviata combines compelling characters with hugely powerful, moving and instantly recognisable melodies, making it still, 162 years after its 1853 debut, one of the most emotionally engaging and popular Operas of all time.

To see this opera is to have an experience of unforgettable emotive power and reflection.

TOUR DATES

12 OCTOBER - 12 OCTOBER
POMEGRANATE THEATRE, CHESTERFIELD

10 OCTOBER - 10 OCTOBER
FLORAL PAVILION THEATRE, NEW BRIGHTON

9 OCTOBER - 9 OCTOBER
STAFFORD GATEHOUSE THEATRE, STAFFORD

8 OCTOBER - 8 OCTOBER
WHITE ROCK THEATRE, HASTINGS

2 OCTOBER - 2 OCTOBER
PLAZA THEATRE, STOCKPORT

4 OCTOBER - 4 OCTOBER
KING GEORGE'S HALL, BLACKBURN

29 SEPTEMBER - 29 SEPTEMBER
VENUE CYMRU (FORMALLY - NORTH WALES THEATRE), LLANDUDNO

30 SEPTEMBER - 30 SEPTEMBER
BATHS HALL, SCUNTHORPE

1 OCTOBER - 1 OCTOBER
FORUM THEATRE, BILLINGHAM

28 SEPTEMBER - 28 SEPTEMBER
ROYAL HALL, HARROGATE

27 SEPTEMBER - 27 SEPTEMBER
THEATRE SEVERN, SHREWSBURY

25 SEPTEMBER - 26 SEPTEMBER
EVERYMAN THEATRE, CHELTENHAM

23 SEPTEMBER - 23 SEPTEMBER
OCTAGON THEATRE, YEOVIL

22 SEPTEMBER - 22 SEPTEMBER
TOWNGATE THEATRE, BASILDON

7 OCTOBER - 7 OCTOBER
YORK BARBICAN CENTRE, YORK

20 SEPTEMBER - 20 SEPTEMBER
GORDON CRAIG THEATRE, STEVENAGE

19 SEPTEMBER - 19 SEPTEMBER
PRINCE'S THEATRE, CLACTON-ON-SEA

18 SEPTEMBER - 18 SEPTEMBER
THE HAWTH, CRAWLEY

17 SEPTEMBER - 17 SEPTEMBER
BUXTON OPERA HOUSE, BUXTON

16 SEPTEMBER - 16 SEPTEMBER
WYVERN THEATRE, SWINDON

15 SEPTEMBER - 15 SEPTEMBER
SPA COMPLEX, SCARBOROUGH

13 SEPTEMBER - 13 SEPTEMBER
THE CRESSET, PETERBOROUGH

12 SEPTEMBER - 12 SEPTEMBER
THEATRE ROYAL, LINCOLN

11 SEPTEMBER - 11 SEPTEMBER
LYCEUM THEATRE, CREWE

10 SEPTEMBER - 10 SEPTEMBER
THE PLAYHOUSE, HARLOW

11 OCTOBER - 11 OCTOBER
VICTORIA THEATRE, HALIFAX

6 OCTOBER - 6 OCTOBER
CIVIC THEATRE, DARLINGTON