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Verdi’s heroione goes all Chicago
Published 10/02/14



THE story of Violetta — the so-called “fallen woman”— is well-known to opera lovers through Verdi’s masterpiece La Traviata.

Now an award-winning young opera company is bringing the age-old tale to the stage in a revamped version at the Theatre Royal, Windsor next week.

This production is set in Atlantic City in 1928, in the middle of the Prohibition and the era of speakeasies and bootleg booze. Violetta’s lover Alfredo is cast as a passionate young man whose optimism has been shaken by serving on the frontline in the First World War.

Her protector, the Baron, is a gang boss and Aflredo’s father is a crooked politician.

The company, Operaupclose, was founded in 2009 and runs from the King’s Head Theatre in Islington, which has been nicknamed London’s Little Opera House. They produce at least four operas a year, with most of their work from the standard repertoire, including La Bohème, which transferred to the West End. The company uses a pianist instead of a full orchestra.


Operaupclose present Verdi’s La Traviata at the Theatre Royal Windsor on Friday and Saturday, February 14 and 15. For tickets call the box office on 01753 853888 or visit www.theatreroyal windsor.co.uk

PUBLISHED 10/02/14



 
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