NEW Met Opera music director Yannick Nézet-Séguin launches his tenure by conducting Verdi’s timeless tragedy ‘La Traviata’.
The production will be broadcast live from New York to the Marine Theatre in Lyme Regis in HD on Monday, December 17.
Worldly courtesan Violetta, sung by soprano Diana Damrau, has grown tired of her dissolute life. When the pure-hearted Alfredo – tenor Juan Diego Flórez – declares his love for her, she leaves everything behind to live with him. But his family’s reputation is ruined by his association with her, and Violetta is torn between her feelings for Alfredo and her desire to protect him from scandal.
Urged by the young man’s father, she tears herself away and returns to her old life. Alfredo, not knowing the real reason for her apparent betrayal, is heartbroken, and bent on revenge.
Directed by Michael Mayer, this new production features a dazzling eighteenth-century setting that changes with the seasons.
Doors will open at the Marine Theatre from 4.55pm for the screening at 5.55pm. Tickets cost £15 for adults or £5 for under 18s, with 10% off for Theatre Friends. To book, call 01297 442138 or visit www.marinetheatre.com