Opera Review: La Traviata/ Opera Australia
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Opera Review: La Traviata/ Opera Australia

La traviata, Opera Australia Joan Sutherland Theatre, Sydney Opera House, Tuesday 28 March 2017 Written by Deen Hamaker When Giuseppe Verdi’s La traviata premiered at Teatro La Fenice in Venice in 1853, theatre management insisted that the opera be set in the early 18th Century. Verdi had wanted his opera in portrayed in contemporary times….

Opera Review: La Traviata/ Opera Australia
Reviews

Opera Review: La Traviata/ Opera Australia

It’s everything you want opera to be. From its first trembling chromatics, the soloists dazzled, the chorus and orchestra were in fine form, Verdi’s music was impossible to resist and the tale oozed passion and tragedy. Add sumptuous and meticulously detailed costumes, sets and dramatic lighting and there you have the complete package. Opera Australia’s…