The ballroom scene in Act 1 of Opera Hong Kong’s production of La Traviata with Violetta (Venera Gimadieva) and Alfredo (Kang Wang). Photo: Opera Hong Kong
The ballroom scene in Act 1 of Opera Hong Kong’s production of La Traviata with Violetta (Venera Gimadieva) and Alfredo (Kang Wang). Photo: Opera Hong Kong

Review |
La Traviata by Opera Hong Kong is a world-class production, led by outstanding soprano Venera Gimadieva as Violetta, with some innovative staging choices

  • New production of Verdi’s celebrated opera about a courtesan and her lover is magnificently sung and superbly acted by a cast led by Venera Gimadieva
  • The production by Jean-Louis Grinda stages the opera in the 1850s when it was composed and has a number of innovations; some are effective, others less so

The ballroom scene in Act 1 of Opera Hong Kong’s production of La Traviata with Violetta (Venera Gimadieva) and Alfredo (Kang Wang). Photo: Opera Hong Kong
The ballroom scene in Act 1 of Opera Hong Kong’s production of La Traviata with Violetta (Venera Gimadieva) and Alfredo (Kang Wang). Photo: Opera Hong Kong
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