• La Traviata

La Traviata

Wed 15th, Sun 19th, Tue 21st, Thu 23rd & Sat 25th Nov
7.15pm (Matinee Sun 3pm)
Festival Theatre, 13-29 Nicolson St, Edinburgh. EH8 9FT
£19.50 - £84.50

Passionate, flamboyant, gripping; Sir David McVicar’s La traviata is not to be missed.

Set in the demi-monde of 1880s Paris, this stunning show is designed with sumptuous period style and gets right to the core of Violetta and Alfredo’s doomed love affair – finding a heartbreakingly human story in the midst of a hedonistic world where both the rich and the wretched have their fun. Verdi’s magnificent score sweeps the characters through their every shifting mood, brought to life by Russian-Dutch soprano Gulnara Shafigullina and Dutch tenor Peter Gijsbertsen.

See also: La Traviata Unwrapped. A free hour-long taster that gives an insight into our shows and how they are created. Thu 16th November.

Notes: Fri 17th November: Dementia Friendly La Traviata. This specially created performance is fully-staged, and performed by a narrator, The Orchestra of Scottish Opera, and a wonderful cast of singers. Audiences are lead through the story, and hear some of the best-loved music from the opera. Lighting levels in the auditorium are brighter, and people are able to come in and out of the auditorium during the performance and see the show in the bar on TV screens.