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.
Cast List 2022
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 June 29th & July 30th William Costello August 14th Marquis D’Obigny/Dr Grenville Geoffrey Moses
Original Director Christopher Lane Revival Director Lydia Skrentny Musical Director/Conductor Robert Bottriell Designer David Parker Original Costumes Lucia Gomez Re costumed Maria Pomorska Stage Manager Lydia Skrentny Technical Stage Manager David Rogers Lighting Pleasure Khathi A.S.M. T.B.C. A.S.M. & Sound Nathan Yeo Wardrobe Maria Pomorska Driver Adrian Hoyle Driver/Rigger Mark Robertson
The Opera Brava Ensemble brave all the rigours of an English Summer to bring you live music as part of every performance.
Nicola Bates Violin Rose Hinton Violin Becky Hopkin/Ros Hanson-Laurant Viola Jonathan Ayling/Harriet Wiltshire Cello Katherine Carter Flute & Piccolo Julia Holmes/Zoe Davies Clarinet Geoff Coates Oboe