Giuseppe Verdi skilfully combines the triumphant celebration of life with a tragic and heart-rending love story by Alexandre Dumas. This is one of the most accessible of all operas, situated in 19th century Paris, with powerfully drawn characters and unforgettable music.
The sumptuous surroundings and elegant costumes set the atmosphere for the worldly life of the fallen woman living in luxury yet empty within.
"The Australian Opera's production of La Traviata inhabits the opera stage with velvety texture and lamp lit radiance...Joan Carden is vulnerable, lovely, passionate and heartbroken; and it is all in her voice, her phrasing, her movements and gestures. - The Sydney Morning Herald
"This Traviata was not just the performance of a fine singing actress. This was great acting full stop. The singing became a brilliant embellishment that deepened the portrayal. - The Australian
Joan CardenRosemary GunnRichard GreagerNeville WilkieThe Australian Opera Chorus
The Elizabethan Sydney OrchestraConductor: Carlo Felice Cillario
Director: John Copley
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