Get in the mood for Verdi’s passionate classic with an Italian meal to match…
There’s opera, and then there’s La traviata. There’s a reason – well, several – why it’s one of the most performed operas in the world, not least its captivating and universal tale of forbidden love. Opera North’s spectacular new production is on at Leeds Grand Theatre from Thursday 29th September to Saturday 29th October 2022, and we’re giving away tickets, plus a meal to get you in the mood for Italian passion!
Witness an epic tale of love across boundaries
If you’re our lucky winner, you’ll bag two tickets to see La traviata at Leeds Grand Theatre. You’ll be in the best available seats in the house on a night of your choosing, with an incredible view of this riveting and oh-so-vibrant staging of Verdi’s timeless classic. It’s one of those operas that’s so perennially popular that you’ll recognise the melodies even if you’re a first-timer – the drinking song ‘Brindisi’ and the yearning ‘Sempre Libera’ have transcended opera.
The story of Violetta is sung in Italian with English titles, and you’ll be swept up in the torrid tale of Violetta, a Parisian courtesan whose story of forbidden love has inspired culture ever since – it’s the opera they go to see together in Pretty Woman. Directed by Alessandro Talevi, this staging isn’t just powerful and provocative, but has themes that resonate today. All that, and it’s absolutely dripping in style and opulence. You can get your tickets now for the absolute can’t-miss event of the season.
Set the tone with an Italian feast
What better way to set the mood for an evening of high Italian drama and flamboyance than with a meal to match? Da Vito is a crowd-pleasing restaurant in the city centre that delivers all the classics from the boot-shaped country, but with some inspired additions that really show what their kitchen is capable of. It’s all about simple food made with high-class ingredients, prepared in a way that lets the flavours sing like a soprano.
Win this prize and you’ll be able to hit all the high notes with £150 to spend on food and drink. Kick off with freshly baked focaccia or treat yourself to king scallops baked in their shells. The burrata is perfectly creamy, and fresh pasta is served every which way – the carbonara never misses. Don’t ignore the specials, where monkfish with lemon beurre blanc and caper sauce lingers. A bottle of something nice, and you’ve started the night in fine style.
Enter now for a chance to WIN