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La Traviata with The West Australian Opera

posted 3 Apr 2013, 07:16 by Thomas Friberg
7:30pm 9, 11, 13, 18, 20 April, 1:30pm 16 April,
His Majesty's Theatre, 825 Hay Street, Perth 

I will sing in the West Australian Opera Chorus. 

La Traviata 'the fallen woman' is a love story set against the backdrop of Parisian life, inspired by the stage play The Lady of the Camellias.

Violetta, a beautiful courtesan plays host to the nobility. She suffers from tuberculosis but feeling better, throws a party to celebrate her recovery. She meets the young bourgeois Alfredo, from a provincial family, and falls in love. With a promise to renounce her partying ways, they move to the country to begin their idyllic life together. Giorgio, Alfredo's father, concerned about the harm to the family's reputation, convinces her to leave him.

Her loyalty and love for Alfredo forces Violetta to pay the ultimate price for his happiness. Alfredo realising too late what has happened, arrives at her deathbed.

This traditionally crafted production is a wonderful romantic opera in which to experience the beautiful music in celebration of Verdi's birth 200 years ago.

The original opera by Giuseppe Verdi, sung in Italian with English surtitles.