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Release date: 11 March 2015
Running time: 110 minutes
Peter Konwitschny's acclaimed production of Verdi's tragic opera returns to ENO. Glamorous courtesan Violetta (Elizabeth Zharoff) sacrifices her carefree, pleasure-filled lifestyle for love after falling for well-born Alfredo (Ben Johnson). But the couple struggle to make ends meet. When Alfredo is away, his father Giorgio (Anthony Michaels-Moore) implores Violetta to abandon his son for the sake of the family's reputation. Based on the Alexandre Dumas novel 'La dame aux Camelias', Verdi's masterpiece of love and death, morality and sacrifice, is filled with compelling characters and instantly recognisable melodies. Peter Konwitschny's lean, contemporary staging strips the opera back to reveal its beating emotional heart whilst further underlining the timelessness of its themes. Soprano Elizabeth Zharoff makes her UK debut as Violetta. She's joined by ENO Harewood Artist Ben Johnson as Alfredo and acclaimed baritone Anthony Michaels-Moore as Giorgio. This performance is broadcast live in stunning multi-camera HD from the London Coliseum.
Original title: ENO: La Traviata
Age restrictions: 12A