Sydney, NSW, 2000, Australia
1st March 2018 to 3rd March 2018
Violetta wears velvet and lace and drinks the very best champagne from crystal glasses. Her parties are legendary, her company desired. She’s free and free-spirited, living outside society’s bounds, and for this courtesan, it seems like the party will never end. Could a little love really change everything? La Traviata is so popular because it puts a life you can only dream of on stage, with its risqué glamour, joys and sorrows. Verdi’s music sings of freedom with flying melodies, makes merry with rousing drinking songs and leaves you, at the last, with passionate duets between breaking hearts. This production by Elijah Moshinsky is one of the most successful, featuring lush party scenes in Paris and beautiful autumn afternoons in the countryside. Lavish, crowded sets and exquisite costumes combined with Verdi’s famous tunes offer the perfect way to experience opera for the first time, or the chance to revisit a favourite with an exciting new cast. Adored at home and sought-after abroad, Nicole Car makes her debut as Violetta.