Chelsea Opera Group's 'La Traviata',
reviewed by ROBERT HUGILL
Chelsea Opera Group's usual repertoire is the unjustly neglected and unknown, but for their concert at the Queen Elizabeth Hall [London, UK] on Sunday 21 February 2010 they plunged directly into well known territory with Verdi's La Traviata. In fact the reason for seeing this performance was a rare opportunity to see UK-based Romanian soprano Nelly Miricioiu in one of her major roles. Miricioiu made her UK début in the opera in 1982, with Scottish Opera, and I must confess that I saw her in the production at the Theatre Royal in Glasgow. But in more recent years she has been associated in the UK mainly with earlier nineteenth century Italian repertoire, and has only been allocated the occasional Tosca at Covent Garden. Obviously the Queen Elizabeth Hall audience thought the occasion well worth while as the hall was full...
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