La Traviata

Reviews: La Traviata

Reviews: La Traviata

The San Carlo Theatre of Naples is one of the world's oldest opera houses, and its production of Verdi's La Traviata was traditional in both its virtues and its flaws. Grand in scale and distinguished by some magnificent singing, it was over-long and had little of the realism that has revolutionised opera in recent decades.

Tuesday, 26 March, 2013, 10:05am

Review: Verdi's La Traviata

Italian tenor Gianluca Terranova and Australian soprano Rachelle Durkin gave fine performances in La Traviata. Photo: SCMP

La TraviataOpera Hong KongHK Cultural Centre Grand TheatreReviewed: October 11

Verdi's eternally popular La Traviata was the first full-scale opera staged by Opera Hong Kong. Eight years later, the company has revisited the work with a striking new production by internationally acclaimed director Dieter Kaegi.

15 Oct 2012 - 5:05am 1 comment

Happy New Year for opera fans

La Traviata

Hong Kong Cultural Centre, Grand Theatre

Final show tomorrow

Local opera has received an auspicious start to 2005 with the staging of La Traviata, featuring strong, professional singers in key roles.

3 Jan 2005 - 12:00am

What's On

ITALIAN OPERA

La Traviata will be staged from Friday to January 4 at 7.30pm in the Grand Theatre of the Hong Kong Cultural Centre.

30 Dec 2004 - 12:00am

Party scenes fail to hit the heights

La Traviata

Macau International Music Festival, Macau Cultural Centre, until Monday

The Macau International Music Festival opened with that darling of grand opera, Verdi's La Traviata, which tells the story of a consumptive courtesan's tragic love for a nobleman.

This is a roller coaster opera that swings between hedonistic abandonment and doom.

29 Sep 2001 - 12:00am

Watch alarm ruined opera

A WEEK last Thursday night I attended the opera La Traviata, at the Hong Kong Cultural Centre's Grand Theatre.

While I was enjoying the beautiful music of the opera the watch alarm of a person sitting behind me sounded announcing that it was 8pm and ruining the mood created by the music, at least for me.

30 Sep 1994 - 12:00am

Cold comfort for a new breed of butterfly

F IRST Act Opera's Mister Butterfly is a modern-day sequel to Madama Butterfly, transferred by librettist Michael Powell to Vietnam and the United States. However, for all the Fringe Club's air conditioning knew, it might have been set in the permafrost.

14 Sep 1994 - 12:00am

Moving tale of love for opera fans

TO THE delight of opera fans, the Urban Council will present the popular three-act opera La Traviata next month.

17 Aug 1994 - 12:00am