“A late-afternoon must see. Splendid version of La Traviata, adapted into a three-hander which focuses on Violetta, stunningly sung by Loretta Hopkins. Her final moments brought many of the audience to tears of emotion. Wonderful performances too from Alfredo and (in this adaption) Giorgia Germont. The piano accompaniment is both sympathetic and accomplished, and worth the ticket price alone.” Audience Review from Edinburgh Fringe official website
Two lovers face her fate and his mother: can they defy destiny and triumph over tragedy?
Opera Allegra adapts Verdi’s popular opera La Traviata into a chamber version for just three voices and piano – but with a contemporary twist.
The swoon tunes and the two lovers, Violetta Valery (soprano) and Alfredo Germont (tenor), remain the same but their future is determined by her fate and his Mother (mezzo-soprano). Violetta becomes the victim of a patriarchal society accepted by Mother Germont, yet unchallenged by Alfredo.
The psychological drama is intensely depicted in this fully-staged re-imagining, sung in Italian with English surtitles.