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Prospect recommends: The best opera this month

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By Neil Norman   January 2017

Royal Opera House ©Peter Surany/Wikimedia Commons

La Traviata

Royal Opera House, London, 16th January to 4th July

Richard Eyre’s production of Verdi’s classic is 20 years old but remains one of the Royal Opera’s safest bets. The traditional staging has drawn criticism for its emotional aridity but much of this depends on the singers’ acting ability. The Royal Opera is taking no chances with three sterling casts including Joyce El-Khoury, Ekaterina Bakanova and Corinne Winters taking turns as Violetta. The tale of an…

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