Following on from the sell-out success of previous acclaimed Celebrate Voice Operas, this year we present Verdi’s, La Traviata, one of the greatest love stories ever told in opera and a work of such enduring power that it draws audiences and performers to it again and again.
Violetta is a courtesan at the top of her profession, but she knows that time is running out for her. In a life-changing gamble, she embarks on a romance with Alfredo. It feels too good to be true until she receives a visit from Alfredo’s father, who corners her into a deal that will shatter her happiness.With death looking over her shoulder, Violetta deals with the challenges of love, money and moral code as Verdi’s music finds its way into our souls.
Celebrate Voice brings an internationally renowned cast of singers to Salisbury for this very special performance. Lead by Linda Richardson, who recently performed Violetta with Welsh National Opera, and Adriano Graziani whose recent Alfredo performances have been with Arizona Opera and Stadttheater Bern.
With music direction from the inimitable Phillip Thomas and direction by Nick Fowler this new production will draw its inspiration from its stunning and intimate setting in the banqueting hall.
Sung in Italian with English surtitles. Piano accompaniment
Violetta Linda Richardson
Germont David Stephenson
Alfredo Adriano Graziani
Annina Anne-Marie Owens
Gaston Robin Bailey
Barone Stuart Pendred
Marchese Robert Gildon
Flora Lynsey Docherty
Grenvil Paul Carey Jones
Music Director\/ Piano Philip Thomas
Director Nick Fowler
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