La Traviata arrives for latest tour

Verdi’s La Traviata, based on Alexandre Dumas the Younger’s La Dame aux Camélias, is the latest touring production for Heber Opera.

Spokeswoman Gillian Goodsman said: “It’s the story of a famous courtesan who gives up her hedonistic lifestyle for an ardent young suitor and then gives him up for the sake of his family’s honour.

“The lovers’ reconciliation in the final act will stir even the hardest of hearts.

“Heber Opera’s new production of this much-loved opera will be colourful and exciting, but the emphasis will be on the story and the characters at its heart, encouraging the audience to look beneath the superficial glamour of its setting.

“Heber productions are taken to a different venue each night and are performed in the round, with the actors close enough to touch.

“Operas are always sung in English and the audience is usually involved in the production in some way, making a Heber show a very accessible way to experience opera.”

Performances of La Traviata are:

May 17, 7.30pm, The King Edward Hall, Lindfield

May 18, 7.30pm, St Peters Church, Henfield

May 19. 6pm, Adastra Hall, Hassocks

May 23, 7.30pm, St Georges, Kemptown

May 24, 7.30pm, Hurstpierpoint Village Centre

May 25, 7.30pm, The Steyning Centre

May 26, 6pm, Uckfield Civic Centre

Tickets are £14 (£12 concessions) for reserved seats, and £12 (£10 concessions) for non-reserved seats. Call the box office on 01273 543709 (office hours).