Tuesday, October 13, 2009
Hilariously Awful Opera Stagings #4: La Traviata
The act III prelude is usually done either with the curtain down or with the original hooker with a heart of gold, Violetta Valery, lying down in her bed, dying from consumption. Instead we get her lying on the floor, with a giant clock in the middle of the stage, and a hundred odd men walking around it. Symbolism, ooooooh.