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Tears before bedtime: El-Khoury transcends Cairns’ chilly Glyndebourne Traviata

Verdi: La traviata **** Glyndebourne, 1st August 2017 Glyndebourne’s production of operatic weepy La traviata left me dry-eyed when I saw it on tour back in 2014. I found the abstract setting cold and austere, the performances bland. Thankfully, I employed a caveat … Continue reading

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Ekaterina Bakanova a touchingly fragile Violetta in Covent Garden Traviata

Verdi: La traviata *** The Royal Opera, 14th June 2017 Kasper Holten was right. The affable former Director of Opera always defended yet another run of Verdi’s La traviata at Covent Garden by arguing that for every regular operagoer jaded by seeing … Continue reading

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“Violetta is my life’s work”: Corinne Winters on Traviata and taking on new roles

Interview: Corinne Winters American soprano Corinne Winters shot to fame in the UK when she starred in Peter Konwitschny’s controversial staging of La traviata at English National Opera – a real tour de force for the soprano who is barely off-stage … Continue reading

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A Traviata to blow away the cobwebs at The Royal Opera

Verdi: La traviata **** The Royal Opera, 16th January 2016 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 … Continue reading

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Marina Rebeka: a Violetta in robust health in Covent Garden’s Traviata

Verdi: La traviata *** Royal Opera, 18th May 2015 Twenty-one years, twelve revivals and umpteen casts later, Richard Eyre’s Royal Opera production of La traviata still has much to recommend it. Bob Crowley’s designs are handsome – the salon in … Continue reading

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