Hertfordshire welcomes Russian ballet and opera

La Traviata
La Traviata

The Russian State Ballet and Opera House will visit Stevenage later this month.

As part of their UK tour, the world-renowned company will perform Verdi’s opera La Traviata.

They will perform at the Gordon Craig Theatre in Stevenage on Sunday, September 20.

The performances will feature an impressive cast and a large orchestra made up of over 30 musicians.

La Traviata will be performed in its original language with English surtitles, so the audience can follow the story.

It is based on a play adapted from the novel by Alexandre Dumas which tells the tale of a high society courtesan who sacrifices everything for the man she loves.

Producer Alexej Ignatow said: “Opera is sometimes seen as being out of reach but these performances will bring world class opera talent to local audiences in a way that makes opera more accessible than ever. I hope this performance will encourage many more people to try opera and discover the magic it creates.”

Tickets are available from £32 and can be purchased by calling 01438 363 200.