A love story like no other.
The ballrooms and bedrooms of high society are a dizzying whirl in the life of Violetta, the most glamorous courtesan in all of Paris. Living life on her own terms, to her surprise she falls in love with the naïve young Alfredo. But this intoxicating romance takes a devastating turn when her past life catches up with her, and she’s forced to sacrifice what may be her only chance of real love.
This riveting tale of scandal, forbidden relationships and damaged reputations bursts with some of the most memorable melodies in opera, including Sempre libera and the iconic drinking song Brindisi.
Director Alessandro Talevi and designer Madeleine Boyd return, bringing to life this riveting production of one of the most popular operas of all time.
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‘As performances go, this one takes some beating’
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‘…brilliantly staged…Talevi’s direction makes the action fly’
Arts Desk (2014)
Running Time: Approximately 2 hours 45 mins with two intervals
Language: Sung in Italian with English titles
Group bookings and concessions available. Please contact Opera North Box Office for full details.
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