Verdi's La Traviata

The St John's Lodge Lawn, The Regent's Park, London, NW1 4NU
Wed 26th June 2019
We are delighted to welcome Opera Brava to the green spaces of The Regent's Park for the first time.

Change of venue
Please note this production of La Traviata will now take place on The St John's Lodge Lawn which is close to the Inner Circle, on the north side of The St John's Lodge. You can get to the St John's Lodge Lawn in about 5 minutes (on foot) from both the Inner Circle and from Chester Road. The location will be clearly signposted. Traviata will finish about 9.30pm.

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Cancellation Policy
The show will go ahead whatever the weather. So, although we are hoping for good weather, if it looks like rain, please dress appropriately.

Getting to the St John's Lodge Lawn

From Baker Street Underground
Head towards the Inner Circle as if you are going to The Regent's Bar and Kitchen. Go past the Band Stand on your left and when you get to the Inner Circle, turn hard left and walk past The Holme on your left. Just after The Holme there is a gate into the park. Take the path on your right that goes round the back of  The St John's Lodge. In less than 5 minutes you'll see the stage with The St John's Lodge behind it. Do not walk north across the bridge. You need to go right just after the gate on the Inner Circle.

From Regent's Park or Great Portland Street Underground Stations
Take the Broad Walk through the English Gardens towards Chester Road. Cross the crossing at Chester Road. Go past The Expresso Bar on your left, and then take the first tarmac path on your left. You'll see 'NO CYCLING' in white letters in the tarmac. Continue until you come to a fork in the path. Take the left fork. From here yo'll be able to see the stage. It takes 5 minutes to walk from The Expresso Bar to the St John's Lodge Lawn.

From the thrill of unexpected romance to a heart breaking reconciliation that comes too late – Verdi’s La Traviata is one of the most popular of all operas. Fans of Muriel Spark's 'The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie' will know that Jean Brodie took her girls to see the Carla Rosa production of 'La Traviata' in Edinburgh.

Alfredo falls in love in with the courtesan Violetta in glamorous Paris society, but underneath the surface run darker undercurrents, leading to a tragic ending. The opera’s fantastic melodies include the famous Brindisi and the exuberant ‘Sempre libera’ – both showing the lyricism of Italian opera at its most immediately appealing.

Christopher Lane’s production for Opera Brava will bring out all the emotional colour, from the first discovery of love, through painful confrontation to the inevitable conclusion.

Christopher Lane has assisted on four major productions at The Royal opera House.

If you like this event, you might also like Mozart's The Marriage of Figaro on the St John's Lodge Lawn on 27 June 2019.
Google map static shot of The St John's Lodge Lawn, The Regent's Park, London, NW1 4NU
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