April 13, 2019 - 10:00 am
Encore Presentation: Sunday, April 14, 10:00 a.m.
Cinematic showings from the Royal Opera House offer audiences the best seats in the house—and the Tropic is proud to be showing Richard Eyre’s stunning production of Verdi’s best-loved opera.
“La Traviata” features a star cast including Royal Opera favorite Plácido Domingo. The opera tells the story of the Parisian courtesan Violetta (Ermonela Jaho) and her tragic love affair with Alfredo Germont (Charles Castronovo). Their romantic idyll in the countryside ends abruptly when Alfredo’s father Giorgio (Domingo), shocked by their scandalous liaison, persuades Violetta to leave Alfredo for the good of his family – even though he knows Violetta is seriously ill. A distraught Alfredo finally learns the truth when Violetta is on her death bed. The opera contains some of Verdi’s most inspired arias including Violetta’s ‘Sempre libera’ and ‘Addio del passato’. Antonello Manacorda makes his Royal Opera debut as conductor.
Approximately 3 hours 20 minutes, with one intermssion
Italian with English subtitles