TAKES TO THE ROAD IN STYLISH 1950s PARIS PRODUCTION
A stylish new production of Verdi’s beloved tearjerker La traviata kicks off Scottish Opera’s unprecedented 50 date tour across Scotland starting right here at Eastwood Park Theatre on Thursday 20th September with a second date secured for Saturday 22nd September
Internationally renowned director Annilese Miskimmon (recently appointed Artistic Director of Danish National Opera) promises a fresh take on the classic tale, transporting the action from the nineteenth century to late 1950s Paris.
Violetta, a famed escort, has fallen desperately in love with the young photographer Alfredo. Giving up her career in the upper class salons of the French capital, she escapes with him to the country to try to build a new life. But as Violetta is driven to sacrifice their relationship for the sake of Alfredo’s family, she becomes caught in a downward spiral, as her health fails and her old life begins to catch up with her. Featuring some of opera’s most famous tunes including drinking song the ‘Brindisi’ and Violetta’s beautiful aria ‘Sempre Libera’, this is Verdi at the height of his powers.
Scottish Opera’s General Director Alex Reedijk said:
‘Touring is always an integral part of Scottish Opera’s year, and during our 50th anniversary season we are even more determined to bring high quality opera to as many of Scotland’s communities as possible. A new La Traviata, a show packed full of passion, emotion and great tunes, seems the perfect way to start this momentous tour. We really hope audiences will come out and see the show and help us celebrate the big 5-0!’
Under 26 £5
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