A Traviata to blow away the cobwebs at The Royal Opera

Verdi: La traviata ****

The Royal Opera, 16th January 2016

Luca Salsi (Germont) and Venera Gimadieva (Violetta) © ROH | Tristram Kenton

Luca Salsi (Germont) and Venera Gimadieva (Violetta)
© ROH | Tristram Kenton

Even we Verdi enthusiasts experience something of a heavy tread as we wend our way to yet another Traviata at the Royal Opera House. Richard Eyre’s classic production is revived for the thirteenth time since its 1994 première launched Angela Gheorghiu into operatic stardom. La Gheorghiu is here at the moment (playing the diva… in Tosca), but she’d do well to sidle into a box to catch this latest Traviata revival. She may be surprised – as I was – at just how fresh the production feels. Any sense of routine was absent. Cobwebs were firmly blown away.

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