The curtain has now gone up on La traviata at Tour 2018.
Get a taste of the production in the trailer below, or scroll down to read the critics’ reaction and audience comments.
What the critics are saying
‘This Glyndebourne production, directed with exquisite sensitivity by Tom Cairns, cuts through the boy-meets-stricken-girl plot to turn an operatic cliché into true drama.’
★★★★★ – The Daily Express
‘[Mané Galoyan] is sublime, reaching in to the very heart of Verdi’s music to discover every nuance of of power, anguish, fragility, sacrifice and heroism.
★★★★★ – The Argus
‘Armenian soprano Mané Galoyan gave us an emotionally intense and touchingly fragile Violetta.’
‘The whole is given flamboyant conducting from Christoph Altstaedt whose shaping of the Glyndebourne Tour Orchestra brings alive Verdi’s rich instrumental palette and dramatic pacing,’
‘Verdi’s music, with its many well-loved tunes, always enchants an audience and tonight was no exception.’
A very stylish opening night #Vanessa at
glyndebourne</a> tonight met with rapturous applause!! congratulations all! <a href="https://t.co/DGf5cJVzYN">pic.twitter.com/DGf5cJVzYN</a></p>— Vivienne Monk (vivmonk) October 12, 2018
‘Brilliant evening – Violetta out of this world. Amazing, and we will be very surprised if she does not become an even more famous star.’
‘Top notch all round’
‘A really outstanding performance’
La traviata is on stage at Glyndebourne until 2 November, before touring to Canterbury, Norwich, Woking and Milton Keynes.