THIS EVENT ENDED ON THE 6TH JULY 2009
Verdi's music takes audiences to the heart of Violetta's world in La Traviata as she gives up her wild lifestyle for love and makes the ultimate sacrifice. There's romance, there's tragedy, there's even a scandal - the portrayal of a 'fallen' heroine would have been shocking to the premiere audiences of 1853. Both old hands and opera virgins will be reaching for the tissues at the Royal Opera House as Violetta, played by Renee Fleming, sings her way to the heart-rending end of Act III. Bob Crawley's sumptuous period designs beckon the audience into the Paris of the 19th century from the lavish scene of Violetta's party to her country house in the suburbs. Richard Eyre's production is a well-rehearsed formula for The Royal Opera but time after time it draws the crowds with the promise of pure spectacle.
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Great Queen Street, WC2B | 3 minutes from La Traviata
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Aldwych, WC2B | 3 minutes from La Traviata
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New London Theatre, Drury Lane, Covent Garden, London WC2B | 3 minutes from La Traviata
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Palace Theatre, Shaftesbury Avenue, W1A | 5 minutes from La Traviata
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London > Events > Theatre Dates: 27th November 2015 to 30th January 2016
National Theatre, South Bank, South Bank, SE1 | 12 minutes from La Traviata
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170 Drury Lane, Covent Garden, London WC2B | 3 minutes from La Traviata
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London > Attractions > Museums
Covent Garden Piazza, Covent Garden, London WC2E | 2 minutes from La Traviata
After a two-year, £22 million refurbishment the London Transport Museum reopened on 22 November 2007 revealing more exhibition space than before. The museum travels back through ... More
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
Bedford Street, Covent Garden, London WC2E | 3 minutes from La Traviata
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London > Shopping > Food and Drink Shops
17 Russell Street, Covent Garden, London WC2B | 1 minute from La Traviata
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London > Restaurants > British restaurants
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48 Floral Street, Covent Garden, London WC2E | 1 minute from La Traviata
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London > Education > Universities and Colleges
1 Sheffield Street, Holborn, London WC2A | 5 minutes from La Traviata
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London > Education > English Language Courses
10 Coptic Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1A | 6 minutes from La Traviata
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35 Earlham Street, Covent Garden, Covent Garden, London WC2H | 2 minutes from La Traviata
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45 St. Martin's Lane, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 4 minutes from La Traviata
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