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Traviata 2009Scottish Opera

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These last performances formed an overlap into 2009 of the hugely successful 2008 production.


2009/10 season of Scottish Opera

The season contained four full main-stage productions plus one small-scall-tour. The two works the company had never touched before were the young Rossini's frothy Italian Girl in Algiers and Leoš Janáček'a Adventures of Mr Brouček. The two revivals were an ultra-traditional Elisir d'amore and an ultra-modern Bohème. There was also  a piano-accompanied tour of a second Janáček piece, Kátya Kabanová.

There were some additional elements, however, including a third programme of new short chamber pieces under the 5:15 umbrella. There was also a 'Scenes & Arias' tour by four  young singers and a pianist, the old Essential Scottish Opera format now revised as Opera Highlights. There was a new 'Interactive Opera for 3 to 6 Year Olds', entitled Auntie Janet Saves The Planet. Two well-contrasted co-productions also featured. Music Theatre Wales brought a new chamber piece by Eleanor Alberga, Letters of a Love Betrayed, while the RSAMD joined forces with the orchestra and technical staff of Scottish Opera to mount the Scottish premiere of Prokofiev's wonderful Tolstoy adaptation War and Peace.

Scottish Opera had twice before staged Janáček operas with piano accompaniment for the annual small-scale tour. After the success of Jenůfa (1986) and The Makropulos Case it was only a matter of time before the company tried Kátya. It worked very effectiveley in this form too.

Performance Cast

Violetta Valéry a courtesan

Carmen Giannattasio (Exc Feb 26, 28)

Sarah Redgwick (Feb 26, 28)

Baron Douphol Violetta's protector, a rival of Alfredo

Adrian Powter

Doctor Grenvil

Alan Fairs

Flora Bervoix Violetta's friend

Katherine Allen

Marquis d' Obigny

Paul Carey Jones

Gaston Vicomte de Letorières, a man about town

Nicholas Ransley

Alfredo Germont Gaston's friend

Federico Lepre

Annina Violetta's maid

Catriona Barr

Giuseppe Violetta's servant

Ian Priestley

Giorgio Germont Alfredo's father

Richard Zeller

Commissar in Flora's household

David Morrison

Servant in Flora's household

Steven Faughey

Performance DatesTraviata 2009

Map List

Theatre Royal, Glasgow | Glasgow

6 Feb, 19.15 8 Feb, 16.00 12 Feb, 19.15 14 Feb, 19.15

Grand Opera House, Belfast | Belfast

26 Feb, 19.15 28 Feb, 19.15

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