Saturday, March 10, 2007

Opera on the Big Screen

10 March 2007, 7.30pm
Presenter: Opera Australia and Sydney Opera House
Venue: Forecourt

FREE live site relay of La traviata on the steps of the Sydney Opera House

Experience Opera on the Big Screen as a live performance of Opera Australia’s La traviata is relayed into the Forecourt of the Sydney Opera House. Join host, ABC Classic FM breakfast presenter Paul Bevan as the curtain goes up on one of the world’s favourite operas.

With its melting arias and stirring choruses, Verdi’s La traviata is everything grand opera should be: extravagant, passionate and devastatingly romantic. Conducted by Tom Woods with Kate Ladner as Violetta and exciting Australian tenor Aldo di Toro as Alfredo.

It is no surprise when Alfredo Germont falls in love with Paris’s favourite courtesan, Violetta Valéry. The surprise comes when she finds herself falling in love with him. Could this be the start of a happy ending? Sadly opera, like life, is rarely that simple.

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