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Review: La traviata (Soho Theatre)

Award-winning pocket company OperaUpClose turns its attention to Verdi's beloved tearjerker.

La Traviata

Since OperaUpClose have established an Olivier-winning trademark of paring down large-scale operas for young casts, you’d expect Verdi’s most popular work to be a shoo-in for their plucky style of makeover.

Chamber Of Delights: OperaUpClose, La Traviata, Soho Theatre

Formed five years ago to present a small-but-perfectly formed La Bohème in a room above a Kilburn pub, OperaUpClose has gone on to have great success with pared-down versions of Carmen, Tosca and Don Giovanni.

La Traviata - OperaUpClose - Soho Theatre

The story of Violetta, a so-called ‘fallen woman’ who sacrifices her own happiness for the sake of her lover’s family and future, this production is set in the 1920s underworld of speakeasies and bootlegging and reveals the hypocrisy and heartache b

La traviata, Opera Up Close, Soho Theatre, review: 'Could speak louder with a little less volume'

We all know the score by now with OperaUpClose: operatic classics on a shoestring, in a shoe-box.

La Traviata , Soho Theatre, London

OperaUpClose's slimmed-down staging of Verdi's opera manages to make do with just five singers (no separate chorus) and a three-piece band - on the first night consisting of pianist/music director Alex Beetschen, clarinettist Sarah Douglas and cellist Wil

Rinaldo @ Glyndebourne Festival Opera, Lewes

This funny, feisty, finely sung version of one of the most difficult to stage of all Handel’s operas, brings Glyndebourne’s exceptional 2014 season to a rousing close.

Review: The Immortal Hour (Finborough Theatre)

Rutland Boughton's half-forgotten opera is revived for its centenary.

La Traviata review Verdi's tragedy reworked for senators and courtesans

Opera Up Close transplant La Traviata in seedy 1920s America for a tight and compelling five-piece moral drama.

The Immortal Hour: Operatic Rarity In An Intimate Setting

Don’t worry if you have never even heard of an opera called The Immortal Hour. The truth is that not many people have.