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It's Traviata time in London

It starts tomorrow in London. 4 performances to come: July 8th, 11th, 14th and 17th. Tickets come and go on the website of ROH and there are some (of the most expensive ones) still available on ticketmaster.com.
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If somebody attends the first Traviata on 8th, let us know how it was (in any language you feel you can express yourself best :)
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Toi, toi, toi everybody!
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2 comments:

  1. Hello!

    I was so lucky to be at Covent Garden last night. The Traviata was sensational; Angela seemed genuinely thrilled - ecstatic even - at the ROARS from the audience. The applause was very lengthy! I have wanted to hear her in this role for 16 years! It was worth the wait. Her interpretation has deepened, there are so many subtleties and colours in her voice, which remains in pristine condition. "Sempre libera!" was taken very quickly; the runs were like diamonds, and left one on the edge of one's seat. Later her voice had more warmth and depth than ever. It seemed that it was a big risk to return to this production, but what a triumph! Gheorghiuto has rethought the role; this was no mere recreation of this production. Much was new and meaningful and powerfully acted.

    James Valenti's debut was much liked. His voice is a little light I think for the ideal Alfredo, but he cut a dash on stage and was wonderful in the more tender scenes. Lucic's Germont was grave and powerfully voiced.

    I like this production, but this was undoubtedly the best outing for it since it was brand new.

    An unforgettable evening. Thank you Angela & co!

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  2. @James. Thanks a lot for the comment. I'm so glad you had a great evening. 16 years is a long wait :)

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