Richard Eyre's much-loved staging of "La traviata" has now celebrated its 150th performance in Covent Garden.
This landmark production of Verdi's great opera is one that Royal Opera House audiences revisit time after time.
Our group attended earlier this year and gave it high praise: "Magnificent! Amazing singing. Pure delight!", "Fabulous production, a glorious evening."
Verdi’s tragic opera of a Parisian courtesan who sacrifices all for love is vividly brought to life by a world-class cast, set against the indulgent social whirl of 19th-century Paris.
For this performance, we have seats with an exclusive discount.
Our seats are all at the front and to the side, or halfway up the amphitheatre and more central. All are unrestricted view except for a few in the front rows with a very slight angle to the stage (these usually cost much more). The average seat in the amphitheatre is £60+.
The performance is sung in Italian with English surtitles.
Running time: 3 hours 15 minutes, including two intervals.
Selected before they go on general sale, our seats are the best in their band and directly alongside others costing far more.
31 places only
Ticket value: £44
Cost to join this event: £32
This includes 35% off the ticket price and a meetup fee to cover paypal/admin.
Note - due to the high number booking this event, I have arranged an extra 10% discount which will be shared as a bar kitty after the performance.
The Guardian's review of the first Covent Garden run:
"Eyre’s vision is affectionately traditional. The Royal Opera needs a Traviata that can withstand regular revival, and this certainly has the feeling of being built to last.
Eyre has gone about his work carefully and intelligently. There is common sense about everything he does with the chorus and with the ways in which he plays the protagonists against each other.
The whole handling of Alfredo and Violetta’s relationship, in the first act, projects all its crosscurrents – its will-she, won’t-she havering – simply and unfalteringly: real people behave like this, and Eyre’s Traviata, above all, is about real people and their personal tragedies."
Alfredo and the courtesan Violetta fall passionately in love. But Alfredo’s father, Giorgio Germont, disapproves of their relationship.
Germont convinces Violetta that she must leave Alfredo, for the family’s sake – not realizing that Violetta is very ill....
ROYAL OPERA HOUSE
The Royal Opera, under the direction of Antonio Pappano, is one of the world’s leading opera companies. Based in the iconic Covent Garden theatre, it is renowned both for its outstanding performances of traditional opera and for commissioning new works by today’s leading composers, such as Harrison Birtwistle, Mark-Anthony Turnage and Thomas Adès.
Some of the world's most famous singers have performed with the Opera Company, including Plácido Domingo, Angela Gheorghiu, Bryn Terfel, Jonas Kaufmann, Rolando Villazón and Juan Diego Flórez, as well as the late Luciano Pavarotti and Joan Sutherland.
The extensive repertory of The Royal Ballet follows a unique trajectory from 19th-century classics to the singular legacy of works by Frederick Ashton and the compelling new canon of work by Resident Choreographer Wayne McGregor.
Refunds are not offered for this Meetup.