ROH Encore | La Traviata
Royal Opera House Encore
3 February 2019 2pm
£14.50 concession, £13 member
Length: 215 min + 2 intervals
Director: Richard Eyre, conducted by Antonello Manacorda
Cast: Placido Domingo, Ermonela Jaho, Charles Castronovo
Language: Sung in Italian with English surtitles
Opera in three acts.
Richard Eyre’s beautiful production provides the perfect setting for Verdi’s opera about a courtesan who sacrifices all for love.
From the thrill of unexpected romance to a heartbreaking 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 in glamorous Paris society, 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 for The Royal Opera brings out all the emotional colour, from the giddy discovery of love, through painful confrontation to the inevitable conclusion. Lavish period sets and costumes enhance the reality of a moving story based on true life.
Cast and running time subject to change.
There is a live screening on Weds 30 Jan ’19 6:45pm Find out more