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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