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scottish opera presents 'la traviata'

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Scottish Opera presents La Traviata

This new production takes a fresh look at Verdi’s deeply moving and ever-popular tale of a love denied. Set in 1950s Paris – a stylish world on the cusp of modernity but where a woman pushing the boundaries is still a step too far. Director Annilese Miskimmon (newly-appointed Artistic Director of Danish National Opera) gets to the heart of the story in a production that centres on the passionate but turbulent relationships at its core.

Violetta, a famed escort, leads a seemingly charmed existence amidst the cream of Paris society. But, in fragile health, she is tired of living an empty life and when Alfredo introduces himself she finally sees a way out of her tawdry lifestyle. Deeply in love, all is blissful contentment until some home truths convince her to leave Alfredo and head back into the arms of another…

The sheer concentration of drama makes La traviata the perfect piece to present in intimate settings, and Verdi’s music encompasses an astonishing range of moods and emotions, from Alfredo’s fresh-faced charms to Violetta’s vivid effervescence, which is perfectly captured in ‘Sempre libera’, a vocal showpiece to rival any other. Touring 25 venues across Scotland this Autumn with piano-accompaniment, La traviata returns in March 2013 for 8 chamber orchestra-accompanied performances – part of our biggest ever tour of Scotland, and a major part of our 50th anniversary celebrations.

Date : 19th March 2013

Doors : 7pm, Show 7.30pm

Tickets : £16.00, Under 26 £5.00 + booking fee*
Available from –; 08444 99 99 90
Theatre Box Office, opening hours 9am to 4pm

A booking fee of £1.50 will be applied to all tickets purchased from the Alhambra Theatre Box Office. Booking fee on tickets purchased through other agencies may vary.

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