This season, Glyndebourne Festival is reviving its 2014 production of Verdi’s masterpiece, directed by Tom Cairns and hailed as a hit by the critics. And this year it gets two casts and two conductors, for a record 20 performances.
Violetta, the courtesan who has to renounce love for the honour of her suitor’s family, is sung by Kristina Mkhitaryan in the May-June performances, and by Joyce El-Khoury in the August casting, both making their Glyndebourne debuts.. When El-Khoury sang the tragic role in the Royal Opera's La Traviata in January her remarkably sensitive performance reduced Culture Whisper to tears.
American tenor Zach Borichevksy takes the role of Violetta’s lover Alfredo in the May-June cast, with Brazilian tenor Atalla Ayan taking over for the August run.
Richard Farnes and Andrés Orozco-Estrada conduct the casts respectively, with the London Philharmonic Orchestra playing throughout the season.
La Traviata is sung in Italian with English surtitles.
Public online booking opens 6pm, 5 March
|What||La Traviata, Glyndebourne Festival Opera|
Lewes, East Sussex, BN8 5UU | MAP
|Nearest tube||Victoria (underground)|
21 May 17 – 27 Aug 17, 20 performances; three Sunday performances start 15 minutes earlier. Dinner interval of 85 minutes.
|Price||£40 - £260|
|Website||Click here for more information and booking|