La Traviata set to come to the Harlow Playhouse

Lifestyle / Wed 26th Aug 2015 at 09:06am

DON’T miss out on the unique opportunity to see La Traviata – one of Verdi’s greatest Operas
(Sung in Italian with English Subtitles)

Coming to the Harlow Playhouse on Thursday September 10th.

La Traviata

Featuring an impressive cast and accompanied by a large live Orchestra with over 30 musicians

Following the enthusiastic reception which greeted the performance of the opera Rigoletto earlier this year, the renowned Russian State Ballet and Opera House is back with another production:
La Traviata – a love story shrouded in sacrifice and misunderstanding.

This haunting tragedy, with its beautiful arias, will transport you into the world of French high society in the 1850s.

Giuseppe Verdi brings the beguiling splendour and gaiety of mid-19th century Parisian life to the stage. But there is also heartbreak and pathos in this tragic and resonant morality tale in which Violetta, a high-society courtesan with a heart of gold, sacrifices everything for the man she loves.

La Traviata, an undisputed masterpiece, contains some of Verdi’s most beautiful and memorable music.
The score encompasses an astonishing range of moods and emotions, from Alfredo’s aristocratic charms to Violetta’s vivid effervescence, perfectly captured in her toast to life and free will “Libiamo ne’ licit calici” (let’s drink from the joyful cups) and “Sempre libera” (always free) – a vocal showpiece to rival any other.

It is a deeply moving opera filled with emotion and strokes of genius.
La Traviata is an unforgettable, powerful experience.

Alexej Ignatow, producer of The Russian State Ballet & Opera House says:
‘Opera and ballet is often thought to be “difficult” and elitist, but this is not so. Both forms are timeless and, like any art, they need to be presented in an accessible and attractive way to our audiences. This is why we feel it is so important to stage our productions in a classical, traditional style that is familiar to all. I know that opera or ballet is not for everyone but I firmly believe that everyone should have the opportunity to sample both art forms, at least once, in order to be able to make up their own mind.

With extensive national tours that get our productions seen the length and breadth of the country, we are able to offer regional audiences in smaller venues an unforgettable experience at a fraction of the price charged by major theatres, all without sacrificing quality. So, it is very close to my heart to continue working with provincial theatres to deliver top quality productions every year and make new converts wherever we go.’


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