Current Opera: La Traviata (May 2018)

May 18th to 27th 2018

Directed by Sophie Gilpin

Music Director Sam Evans

With The HGO Orchestra

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Sophie Gilpin’s sparkling new production of Verdi’s masterpiece takes us into a world of extravagant parties and political sex scandals. Drawing inspiration from the era of the ‘swinging sixties’, Violetta is a socialite and ‘it-girl’ and Georgio Germont a politician concerned that his son Alfredo’s affair will jeopardise his leadership campaign.

The opera is sung by tomorrow’s stars, outstanding young soloists on the threshold of successful careers. The intimate surroundings of Jacksons Lane Theatre help the team to reach the very essence of this poignant drama, animating Verdi’s musical evocation of the characters and the emotions which drive them.

 

Cast


May 18th, 20th, 23rd, 25th, and 26th eve

Violetta: Eleanor Ross
Alfredo: Alex Aldren
Germont: Lawrence Wallington
Flora: Emma Muir Smith
Annina: Carola Darwin
Gastone: WeiHsi Hu
Duphol: Jack Naismith
Grenvil: David Booth
Marquis: Aleksi Koponen
Soprano Chorus: Esme Bronwen Smith
Soprano Chorus: Emma Charles
Mezzo Chorus: Rachel Duckett
Mezzo Chorus: Güler Özgencil
Tenor Chorus: Harry Kersley

May 19th, 22nd, 24th, 26th mat, and 27th

Violetta: Julia Bachmann
Alfredo: Sergio Augusto
Germont: Michael Birnbaum
Flora: Rachel Duckett
Annina: Carola Darwin
Gastone: Harry Kersley
Duphol: Jack Naismith
Grenvil: David Booth
Marquis: Aleksi Koponen
Soprano Chorus: Esme Bronwen Smith
Soprano Chorus: Emma Charles
Mezzo Chorus: Emma Muir Smith
Mezzo Chorus: Güler Özgencil
Tenor Chorus: WeiHsi Hu

Production Team

Production Director: Sophie Gilpin
Music Director: Sam Evans
Designer: Anna Bonomelli
Lighting Designer: Tom Turner
Stage Manager: Jessica Dalton
Assistant Stage Manager: Becky Thornton
Assistant Music Director: William Green