Ford Castle Saturday, 24 June 2023 7-30pm Ford, Berwick - upon - Tweed TD15 2PX
The Bishop's Palace Saturday, 1 July 2023 7-00pm Wells, Somerset BA5 2PD
Borde Hill Gardens Saturday, 22 July 2023 7-30pm Borde Hill Lane, Haywards Heath RH16 1XP
Albert Cottage Friday, 18 August 2023 Curtain TBC York Avenue, East Cowes, PO32 6BD
Description From the thrill of unexpected romance to a heart breaking 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 fantastic melodies include the famous Brindisi and the exuberant ‘Sempre libera’ – both showing the lyricism of Italian opera at its most immediately appealing. Christopher Lane’s production for Opera Brava brings out all the emotional colour, from the first discovery of love, through painful confrontation to the inevitable conclusion.
Original Director Christopher Lane Revival Director Lydia Skrentny Musical Director/Conductor Robert Bottriell Designer David Parker Costumes Maria Pomorska
Violetta Valery Natasha Day Flora Bervoix Amanda Buckland Annina Anna Loveday Alfredo Germont Dominic Walsh Giorgio Germont Hakan Vramsmo Gaston, Vicompte de Letorieres/ Joseph Martin Rendle Baron Douphol / A messenger John Lofthouse Marquis D’Obigny/Dr Grenville Geoffrey Moses
Stage Manager Lydia Skrentny Technical Stage Manager David Rogers Lighting Kody Hicks/David Parker Sound David Parker A.S.M. William Costello Wardrobe Maria Pomorska Driver/Rigger Paul Monkhouse
The Opera Brava Ensemble brave all the rigours of an English Summer to bring you live music as part of every performance.