David McVicar to direct La Traviata for Scottish Opera

  • The List
  • 16 October 2008
David McVicar to direct La Traviata for Scottish Opera

One of the world’s most celebrated opera directors David McVicar will direct his first-ever production of La Traviata for Scottish Opera. The production will boast the SO début of Italian soprano Carmen Giannattasio in the role of Violetta.

The production will tour to Edinburgh, Aberdeen and Inverness before transferring to the Grand Opera House in Belfast early in 2009 for the company’s first performances in Northern Ireland since 1990.

Scottish Opera: La Traviata Unwrapped

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If the thought of sitting through a full-length opera fills you with trepidation, or if you're a seasoned opera-goer with an interest in what happens backstage, this hour-long taster is a perfect introduction to the workings behind the scenes and an introduction to the principal characters and plot.

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