The Russian soprano was told just an hour before curtain up that she would make her Royal Opera debut as Violetta in La traviata.
News and features regarding ‘La traviata by Richard Eyre’
- 28 February 2017
- 8 December 2016
The composer made it his mission to subvert the rigid culture of opera, and his controversial works saw him frequently battle the authorities.
- 4 February 2016
Another chance to watch films shown in the intervals of the live cinema relay of La traviata, including stage rehearsal footage and exclusive interviews.
- 3 February 2016
Drinking songs such as La traviata’s famous Brindisi are just the start of opera's songs describing action.
- 27 January 2016
You don't need a performance ticket to attend a pre-show talk, meaning that exploring productions is even easier than before.
- 18 January 2016
What did you think of Richard Eyre's production of Verdi's iconic opera?
- 15 January 2016
The life of courtesan Marie Duplessis and her early death from consumption inspired several works of art, including Verdi's famous opera.
- 8 January 2016
Violetta may hide her true feelings with a life of parties and excess, but Verdi's first aria for her reveals her desperate longing for love.
- 29 October 2015
Death finds an entirely new expression in Georg Friedrich Haas’s new opera Morgen und Abend.
- 23 October 2015
The tenors discuss the role of Alfredo, and the power and beauty of Verdi's iconic opera.
- 18 June 2015
The season runs until 4 July 2015 and includes a four-part series presented by Antonio Pappano, the finals of BBC Cardiff Singer of the World and a broadcast of WNO’s Peter Pan.
- 17 June 2015
The Bulgarian soprano returns to the Royal Opera House to reprise her remarkable performances in La traviata.