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BUY TICKETS 5.55pm Saturday 15 December
OPERA broadcast LIVE from the Metropolitan Opera in New York
Diana Damrau stars as Violetta with Juan Diego Flórez as Alfredo in this dazzling production of Verdi’s timeless tragedy.
New Met Music Director Yannick Nézet-Séguin launches his tenure by conducting Verdi’s timeless tragedy. Worldly courtesan Violetta, sung by soprano Diana Damrau, has grown tired of her dissolute life. When the pure-hearted Alfredo – tenor Juan Diego Flórez – declares his love for her, she leaves everything behind to live with him. But his family’s reputation is ruined by his association with her, and Violetta is torn between her feelings for Alfredo and her desire to protect him from scandal. Urged by the young man’s father, she tears herself away and returns to her old life. Alfredo, not knowing the real reason for her apparent betrayal, is heartbroken—and bent on revenge. Directed by Michael Mayer, this new production features a dazzling eighteenth-century setting that changes with the seasons.
Tickets: Full £20 Adult concessions £18 19-30 £16 18 & under £12.50
Running time: 3 hrs 5 mins (inc two intervals)
Doors open: 5.25pm
Certificate: This screening is certified 12A As Live. Click here for more information.