Liverpool Philharmonic Hall

Glyndebourne Festival screening

Verdi’s La traviata

In a new partnership, Verdi’s La traviata, from the world-renowned Glyndebourne Festival, comes to Liverpool Philharmonic Hall.

Verdi’s romantic and tragic music tells the heart-wrenching love story of courtesan Violetta and Alfredo, a young man from the provinces. He falls for Violetta, the stylish toast of Paris, but she’s not the marrying kind – at least not until now. However, their dreams are threatened by both a merciless society that condemns Violetta’s racy past and an equally merciless disease.

There’s rarely a dry eye in the house when this poignant tale unfolds.

Russian soprano Venera Gimadieva portrays the iconic role of Violetta, alongside American tenor Michael Fabiano as Alfredo. The visual beauty of Tom Cairns’s opulent production aptly echoes the irresistible allure of this beloved opera.

An evening of the most glorious singing this side of heaven
What's On Stage

Captured live in 2014. Sung in Italian with English subtitles. Running time 132 mins, plus 60 min interval.

All our screenings will include a glass of fizz on arrival and a one hour interval, where you can enjoy a picnic, for the full Glyndebourne experience.

Picnics must be purchased in advance, and will be available for collection on the day.

Picnic bags (£20 per person) include:

Red Onion and Gruyere Tart (v)
Nutty Mushroom Roll (vv)
Lemon and Thyme Chicken Skewer
Sugarsnap, Green Bean and Hazelnut Salad (vv)
Deli Pork and Sage Sausage Roll
Welsh Black Beef, Colston Basset Stilton and Red Onion Marmalade on Onion Ciabatta
Creamy Potato and Chive Salad (v)
Mini Cake

Vegetarian picnic bags are also available.

Attenders of the Glyndebourne Film Screenings are welcome to pre-purchase picnic bags at these events (or reserve tables at nearby restaurants) and we will reserve seating in our Grand Foyer Bar and 1840 room for these patrons.  Unfortunately, we do not have enough seating in our public spaces to accommodate ticket buyers who want to bring their own picnics into the venue.

Image credits - Glyndebourne Festival 2014, La traviata. Violetta (Venera Gimadieva) and Alfredo (Michael Fabiano). © Richard Hubert Smith.

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