I finally managed to secure a ticket for La traviata through Opera Undressed, a scheme run by the English National Opera for productions at the London Coliseum. It’s a great package: the £20 ticket covers a ‘best available’ seat, a pre-show talk, and a free G&T at the aftershow party.
If you’ve never seen traditional opera – as opposed to the mucked-about-with stuff in pubs we also love – or never been to Covent Garden, Richard Eyre’s grandiose, beautiful-to-look-at, lush La Traviata would be a great place to start. The melodies are lovely without reminding you endlessly of TV commercials, it’s an immensely accessible boy-meets-girl […]
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Tuesday morning 11am and Londonist is royally chuffed to be invited to put its feet up in the Director’s box at Covent Garden for dress rehearsal of the David McVicar Aida which opens on Friday. Apart from the close-up view of the singers’ facial expressions and a position right over the pit where we can […]
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