Passion and drama at the library theatre

La Traviata

La Traviata

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The Royal Opera brings to life one of opera’s greatest tragedies, with a live performance of Verdi’s masterpiece La Traviata, screened at Leighton Buzzard Library Theatre.

The screening takes place on Thursday, February 4, starting at 6.45pm.

The event is part of the library theatre’s new season of live screenings, which gives residents an opportunity to experience a fantastic London show in the town.

Bursting with passion, drama and world famous melodies, La Traviata is perfect for first time opera goers.

The sumptuous production opens in the indulgent social whirl of 19th century Paris. Violetta, a beautiful courtesan, leads a life of glamour but darker undercurrents emerge after she meets the love of her life and the young couple are forced apart by society.

Verdi’s sensational score ranges from the jubilant with the world famous Brindisi, the ‘toast’ of the party, to the heartbreaking Parigi, o cara, in which the lovers poignantly imagine a life that will never be theirs.

Traditional staging with stunning grand costumes and set in gloriously opulent ballrooms, La Traviata will be conducted by Yves Abel and performed by an all-star cast including Venera Gimadieva and Samir Pirgu as the doomed lovers.

Tickets are £15 for adults and £13 concessions. To book tickets call 0300 300 8125 or visit www.leightonbuzzardlibrarytheatre.co.uk. Booking fees apply at £1 per ticket.