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La Traviata Coming To Thurso

14th September 2012

Photograph of La Traviata Coming To Thurso

13. Saturday 20 October, 7.30pm
Thurso High School
Ormlie Road, Thurso, Caithness KW14 7DS
Tickets: £14, £5 (u26s)
Tickets from: George McBeath,
6 Traill Street, Thurso, Caithness KW14 8EJ
Tel: 01847 892 364
and D R Simpson Newsagents,
88/90 High Street, Wick KW1 4LY
Tel: 01955 603 304

This new production takes a fresh look at Verdi's deeply moving and ever-popular tale of a love denied. Set in 1950s Paris - a stylish world on the cusp of modernity but where a woman
pushing the boundaries is still a step too far. Director Annilese Miskimmon (newly-appointed Artistic Director of Danish National Opera) gets to the heart of the story in a production that
centres on the passionate but turbulent relationships at its core.

Violetta, a famed escort, leads a seemingly charmed existence amidst the cream of Paris society. But, in fragile health, she is tired of living an empty life and when Alfredo introduces himself she finally sees a way out of her tawdry lifestyle. Deeply in love, all is blissful
contentment until some home truths convince her to leave Alfredo and head back into the arms of another…

The sheer concentration of drama makes La traviata the perfect piece to present in intimate settings, and Verdi's music encompasses an astonishing range of moods and emotions, from Alfredo's fresh-faced charms to Violetta's vivid effervescence, which is perfectly captured in 'Sempre libera', a vocal showpiece to rival any other. Touring 25 venues across Scotland this Autumn with piano accompaniment, La traviata returns in March 2013 for 8 chamber orchestra accompanied performances - part of our biggest ever tour of Scotland, and a major part of our 50th anniversary celebrations.

Music Director/Pianist - Susannah Wapshott
Director - Annilese Miskimmon
Designer - Nicky Shaw
Lighting - Mark Jonathan
Translation - Edmund Tracey
Violetta Valéry Elin Pritchard/Linda Richardson
Alfredo Germont - Jesús León/Robyn Lyn Evans
Giorgio Germont - David Stephenson
Flora Bervoix/Annina - Katie Grosset/Kathryn McAdam
Baron Douphol Benjamin Bevan Gaston/Giuseppe Rónan Busfield
Jorge Navarro - Colorado
Marchese d'Obigny - Andrew McTaggart
Doctor Grenvil - Aidan Smith

Running time 2 hours and 30 minutes approximately
Listen to music at www.scottishopera.org.uk

PERFORMANCES
1. Thursday 20 &
Saturday 22 September, 7.30pm
Eastwood Park Theatre, Giffnock
Tickets: £14, £5 (u26s)
Tickets from: Eastwood Park Theatre,
Rouken Glen Road, Giffnock G46 6UG
Tel: 0141 577 4970
Web: www.eastwoodparktheatre.co.uk/boxoffice

2. Tuesday 25 September, 7.30pm
Macrobert, Stirling
Tickets: £14, £12 (concession), £5 (u26s)
Tickets from: Macrobert, University of Stirling,
Stirling FK9 4LA
Tel: 01786 466 666
Web: www.macrobert.org

3. Thursday 27 September, 7.30pm
Nevis Centre, Fort William
Tickets: £14, £5 (u26s)
Tickets from: Nevis Centre, An Aird,
Fort William PH33 6AN
Tel: 01397 700 707

4. Saturday 29 September, 7.30pm
Plockton High School
Plockton, Ross-shire IV52 8TU
Tickets: £14, £5 (u26s)
Tickets from: Kyle Pharmacy, Station Road,
Kyle of Lochalsh IV40 8AE
Tel: 01599 534 206
and Plockton Post Office, Rhu Cottage,
Plockton IV52 8TL
Tel: 01599 544 308

5. Tuesday 2 October, 7.30pm
Aros Centre, Portree
Tickets: £14, £5 (u26s)
Tickets from: Aros Centre, Viewfield Road,
Portree, Isle of Skye IV51 9EU
Tel: 01478 613 750
Web: www.aros.co.uk

6. Thursday 4 October, 8pm
Strathpeffer Pavilion
Tickets: £14, £5 (u26s)
Tickets from: Strathpeffer Pavilion,
The Square, Strathpeffer, Ross-shire IV14 9DL
Tel: 01997 420 124
Web: www.strathpefferpavilion.org

7. Saturday 6 October, 7.30pm
The Byre Theatre, St Andrews
Tickets: £16, £14 (concession), £5 (u26s)
Tickets from: The Byre Theatre,
Abbey Street, St Andrews KY16 9LA
Tel: 01334 475 000
Web: www.byretheatre.com

8. Tuesday 9 October, 7.30pm
Deeside Theatre, Aboyne
Tickets: £14, £5 (u26s)
Tickets from: Deeside Theatre,
Bridgeview Road, Aboyne AB34 5HT
Tel: 01339 886 222

9. Thursday 11 October, 7.30pm
Craigmonie Centre, Drumnadrochit
Tickets: £14, £5 (u26s)
Tickets from: Craigmonie Centre,
Glen Urquhart High School, Drumnadrochit,
Inverness-shire IV63 6XA
Tel: 01456 459 224

10. Saturday 13 October, 7.30pm
Haddo House, Ellon
Tickets: £14, £5 (u26s)
Tickets from: Haddo House, Ellon,
Aberdeenshire AB41 7EQ
Tel: 01651 851 967
Web: www.haddoartsfestival.org.uk

11. Tuesday 16 October, 7.30pm
Garrison Theatre, Lerwick
Market Street, Lerwick, Shetland ZE1 0JN
Tickets: £14, £5 (u26s)
Tickets from: Shetland Box Office,
Islesburgh Community Centre,
King Harald Street, Lerwick ZE1 0EQ
Tel: 01595 745 555
Web: www.shetlandboxoffice.org

12. Thursday 18 October, 7.30pm
Orkney Arts Theatre, Kirkwall
Mill Street, Kirkwall, Orkney KW15 1NL
Tickets: £14, £5 (u26s)
Tickets from: Visit Scotland, Travel Centre,
West Castle Street, Kirkwall, Orkney KW15 1GU

13. Saturday 20 October, 7.30pm
Thurso High School
Ormlie Road, Thurso, Caithness KW14 7DS
Tickets: £14, £5 (u26s)
Tickets from: George McBeath,
6 Traill Street, Thurso, Caithness KW14 8EJ
Tel: 01847 892 364
and D R Simpson Newsagents,
88/90 High Street, Wick KW1 4LY
Tel: 01955 603 304

14. Tuesday 23 October, 7.30pm
Macphail Theatre, Ullapool
Tickets: £12, £5 (u26s)
Tickets from: Macphail Theatre,
Mill Street, Ullapool IV26 2UN
Tel: 01854 613 336

15. Thursday 25 October, 7.30pm
An Lanntair, Stornoway
Tickets: £14, £5 (u26s)
Tickets from: An Lanntair,
Kenneth Street, Isle Of Lewis HS1 2DS
Tel: 01851 708 480
Web: www.lanntair.com

16. Saturday 27 October, 7.30pm
Nairn Community
& Arts Centre
Tickets: £14, £5 (u26s)
Tickets from: Nairn Community
& Arts Centre, King Street, Nairn IV12 4BQ
Tel: 01667 453 476

17. Tuesday 6 November, 7.30pm
Platform, Easterhouse
Tickets: £14, £5 (u26s)
Tickets from: Platform, The Bridge,
1000 Westerhouse Road, Glasgow G34 9JW
Tel: 0141 276 9696 (option 1)

18. Thursday 8 November, 7.30pm
Volunteer Hall, Galashiels
St John Street, Galashiels TD1 3JK
Tickets: £14, £5 (u26s)
Tickets from: Guess What,
10 High Street, Galashiels TD1 1SD
Tel: 01896 759 655

19. Saturday 10 November, 7.30pm
Pitlochry Festival Theatre
Tickets: £25, £22.50, £20, £5 (u26s)
Tickets from: Pitlochry Festival Theatre,
Port Na Craig, Pitlochry PH16 5DR
Tel: 01796 484 626
Web: www.pitlochryfestivaltheatre.com

20. Tuesday 13 November, 7.30pm
The Beacon Arts Centre,
Greenock
Custom House Quay, Greenock PA15 1HJ
Tickets: £14, £5 (u26s)
Tickets from: Arts Guild Theatre,
Campbell Street, Greenock PA16 8AP
Tel: 01475 723 038
Web: www.beaconartscentre.co.uk

21. Thursday 15 November, 7.30pm
The Cinema, Newton Stewart
Tickets: £14, £5 (u26s)
Tickets from: The Cinema, 35 Victoria Street,
Newton Stewart DG8 6NL
Tel: 01671 403 333

22. Saturday 17 November, 7.30pm
Buccleuch Centre, Langholm
Tickets: £14, £5 (u26s)
Tickets from: Buccleuch Centre,
Buccleuch Square, Langholm DG13 0AW
Tel: 013873 81196

23. Tuesday 20 November, 7.30pm
Vikingar, Largs
Tickets: £14, £5 (u26s)
Tickets from: Vikingar, Greenock Road,
Largs KA30 8QL
Tel: 01475 689 777
Web: www.ticketmaster.co.uk

24. Thursday 22 November, 7.30pm
The Brunton, Musselburgh
Tickets: £14, £5 (u26s)
Tickets from: The Brunton,
Ladywell Way, Musselburgh EH21 6AA
Tel: 0131 665 2240
Web: www.bruntontheatre.co.uk

25. Saturday 24 November, 7.30pm
Perth Theatre
Tickets: £14, £5 (u26s)
Tickets from: Perth Theatre,
185 High Street, Perth PH1 5UW
Tel: 01738 621 031
Web: www.horsecross.co.uk

All performances are piano-accompanied
March 2013 Chamber orchestra accompanied
performances touring to
Dundee, Kelso, Dumfries, Elgin, Oban,
Dunfermline, Hamilton, Troon
In some cases, restricted view may apply.
Please check with your venue when booking.
Tickets for all performances can be purchased
online from scottishopera.org.uk

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