Modern take on an opera classic

OperaUpClose are presenting La Traviata at Lincoln Performing Arts Centre
OperaUpClose are presenting La Traviata at Lincoln Performing Arts Centre

OperaUpClose are presenting their critically-acclaimed new English version of La Traviata at Lincoln Performing Arts Centre this week.

The story of Violetta, a so-called ‘fallen woman’ who sacrifices her own happiness for the sake of her lover’s family and future, La Traviata has been thrilling audiences for generations.

Set in Atlantic City in the USA, in the 1920s prohibition era of speakeasies and bootlegging, the story centres around Violetta, her lover Alfredo, a passionate young man whose optimism has been shaken by time at the front in the first world war, Violetta’s protector ‘the Baron’ a gang boss, and Alfredo’s father a crooked politician.

This new production reveals the hypocrisy and heartache behind the glittering façade of parties.

La Traviata is a co-production between OperaUpClose, Malmo Opera House and The Belgrade Theatre in Coventry.

The performance is on Friday, October 21 at 7.30pm and ticket are £20 and £18 (£10 NUS and under-26) on 01522 837600 or ww.lpac.co.uk