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Terrific Tragedies

Two favourite operas in two magnificent productions. 934 more words


La Traviata, with Bobro, Grigolo and Gavanelli, Royal Opera, Covent Garden, 23 January 2012.

This performance on January 23 was to have been the first of two with Ermonela Jaho as Violetta, and Vittorio Grigolo as Alfredo, but Ms. Jaho was unwell and her place was taken at the last minute by Slovenian soprano Bernarda Bobro, making her debut at Covent Garden. 426 more words


La Traviata

Last time I saw La Traviata at the Royal Opera House it was from a standing spot in the lower slips. My seat really wasn’t much better tonight, but at least it  1,046 more words