‘A toast to the pleasures of life!’ – so sing Violetta, her new admirer Alfredo and her party guests in the opening scene of Giuseppe Verdi’s La Traviata. But beneath the surface glamour of Violetta’s Parisian life run darker undercurrents: her doomed love for Alfredo and the tensions the lovers encounter when they break society’s conventions. We’ll be attending the live Royal Opera House screening of one of Verdi’s finest operas, vividly told in Richard Eyre’s production.
Additionally, Music PhD student Charlotte Bentley will give a talk on Verdi and La Traviata on February 1st. Don’t miss out!
When: Monday 1st February, 4pm
Where: Keynes Hall, King’s College
Free for members, £2 for non-members.
When: Thursday 4th February, 6.45pm
Where: Vue Cinema, Grafton Centre
We’ll be leaving from King’s College at 6pm, you can either join us there or meet us directly at the cinema. Show your student card at the ticket office on the day of the screening and get two tickets for only £10! Alternatively, you can reserve a place beforehand (£12.50 for students, £15 for adults).