OperaUpClose in association with Soho Theatre present

La traviata

  • Tue 5 Aug – Sun 14 Sep, 7.15pm. Matinees: Sat 2pm, Sun 5pm
  • Previews 5 & 6 Aug £15. Sun – Thu £25 (£22.50), Fri – Sat £29.50 (£25)

COMPELLING.’ ★★★★ Guardian
TERRIFIC.’ ★★★★ WhatsOnStage
EXCELLENT.’ ★★★★ Stage

La traviata

Parties, cocktails, heartache and despair. Welcome to the 1920s…

‘As much emotional truth as in any production I have seen.’
★★★★ Evening Standard

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Following the success of La bohème and Don Giovanni, Olivier Award-winning company OperaUpClose and director/translator Robin Norton-Hale return to Soho Theatre with their new English version of La traviata.

The story of Violetta, a so-called ‘fallen woman’ who sacrifices her own happiness for the sake of her lover’s family and future, this production is set in the 1920s underworld of speakeasies and bootlegging and reveals the hypocrisy and heartache behind the glittering façade of parties.

With Verdi’s much-loved melodies orchestrated for a trio of clarinet, cello and piano by composer Harry Blake, this La traviata will serenade you, seduce you, and break your heart.

CAPTIONED PERFORMANCE
Sun 31 Aug, 5pm, £12.50. For people who are Deaf, deafened or hard-of-hearing. Book tickets online by selecting ‘Captioned Ticket’ when prompted.

AUDIO DESCRIBED PERFORMANCE
Tue 9 Sep 7.15pm, £12.50. For people who are blind or visually impaired. Book tickets online by selecting ‘Audio Described Ticket’ when prompted.

Running time: 2hrs 15mins

QUO VADIS PRE SHOW DINING
It’s now possible to book a pre-show meal at Quo Vadis along with your La traviata tickets; 2 or 3 courses, including service, still & sparkling water and tea or coffee are available for £17.50 and £20 respectively. Simply select the appropriate option when booking online, or call us on 020 7478 0100 – reservations are available at 5.45 for evening performances, and 12pm for Saturday matinees.

‘Compelling… striking music theatre of considerable integrity and force.
★★★★ Guardian

‘As much emotional truth as in any production I have seen.’
★★★★ Evening Standard

‘Expertly done and finely performed… hits all the right notes in this excellent revival.’
★★★★ Stage

‘The whole thing looks terrific… Norton-Hale’s cunning English libretto allows the story to unfold convincingly with just five soloists.
★★★★ What’s On Stage

‘Leaves the audience as emotionally shaken as would the grandest of spectacles’
★★★★ Fringe Opera

‘Louisa Tee was terrific as Violetta; glamorous, touching and with a voice to match.’ Litro

‘Beautiful… a fascinating and illuminating listen.’ ★★★★ Bachtrack

‘A charming sense of dynamics…sung with verve…This small theatre and cast does Verdi proud.’
Camden Review

‘Captivatingly delightful… brought to life majestically… fresh and exciting.’
A Younger Theatre

‘The real human and emotional truth of Verdi’s classic powered through in Norton-Hale’s cunningly executed update.’
QX Magazine

Creative team

Composer
Giuseppe Verdi
Director & librettist
Robin Norton-Hale
Re-orchestrator
Harry Blake
Set Designer
Katie Bellman
Costume Designer
Jonathan Lipman
Lighting Designer
Andrew May

Cast

Piano
Elspeth Wilkes, Alex Beetschen
Violetta
Elinor Jane Moran, Prudence Sanders, Louisa Tee
Alfredo
Robin Bailey, Philip Lee, Lawrence Olsworth-Peter
Germont
David Durham, James Harrison, Andrew Mayor
Flora
Flora McIntosh, Rosie Middleton, Zarah Hible
Baron / Doctor
Dario Dugandzic, Christopher Jacklin, Tom Bullard
Clarinet
Sarah Douglas, Chris Goodman
Cello
Alison Holford, Jay Jenkinson, William Rudge