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2 May 2018, 4 May 2018, 8 May 2018, 11 May 2018
Violetta wears velvet and lace and drinks the very best champagne from crystal glasses. Her parties are legendary, her company desired. She is free and free-spirited, living outside society’s bounds, and for this courtesan, it seems like the party will never end. Could a little love really change everything?La Traviata is so popular because it puts a life we can only dream of on stage, with its risqué glamour, joys and sorrows. Verdi’s music sings of freedom with flying melodies, makes merry with rousing drinking songs and leaves us, at the last, with passionate duets between breaking hearts. This production by Elijah Moshinsky is one of the most successful, featuring lush party scenes in Paris and beautiful autumn afternoons in the countryside. Lavish, crowded sets and exquisite costumes combined with Verdi’s famous tunes offer the perfect way to experience opera for the first time, or the chance to revisit a favourite with an exciting new cast.Outstanding young American soprano Corinne Winters makes her Australian debut in her signature role as Violetta.