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29 Sep 2006

La traviata, Coliseum, London

http://www.ft.com/cms/s/dd83f3b0-4f0f-11db-b600-0000779e2340.html

Emma_Bell.jpgBy Andrew Clark [Financial Times, 28 September 2006]

It doesn’t matter where or when you set La traviata. What counts is that Violetta should bear the hallmark of the “working girl”, albeit witty and beautiful, and the characterisation of the principals is emotionally truthful. Then the prima donna must walk Verdi’s tightrope – different voice and persona for each act – and move us.

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