Parisian courtesan Violetta is recovering from illness when she meets Alfredo, a young man entirely devoted to her happiness. The lovers abandon Paris for a blissful life in the countryside. But their idyll is interrupted by Alfredo’s mother, who fears that Violetta’s reputation is putting her family’s prospects at risk.
Violetta brings the psychological drama of Verdi’s classic to the surface in an intimate, claustrophobic adaptation, which draws out contemporary resonance of the characters’ struggle for social acceptability.
Sung in Italian with English surtitles.
Age recommendation: 10+
Will please those familiar with Verdi's ever popular opera and anyone looking to sample the art form without paying an arm and a leg
A chamber version of La Traviata that sets itself too many challenges