Opera North’s new production of La traviata is a dramatic and thrilling staging of Verdi’s classic tale of passion and forbidden love. Expect flamboyant costumes and music to marvel at. Get tickets to this red-hot show now.

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

Opera North La Traviata

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

Da Vito

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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.

Terms and Conditions:

The free prize draw is open until 5pm on Thursday 22nd September 2022. There is one prize available. The prize is in two parts. 1) 2 tickets of the best tickets available to La traviata at Leeds Grand Theatre on a date of the winner's choosing during the show's run. 2) £150 to spend on food and drink at Da Vito. Must be booked in advance and must be used by Friday 30th December 2022. This free prize draw is open to UK residents with a valid UK postal address only. One winner will be randomly selected from the database of entrants who completed the prize draw online entry form. Employees and family of Opera North, Da Vito, Leeds Digital Magazines or any agencies connected with the set up of this prize draw are not eligible to enter. No cash alternative. The winner will be contacted by email. The winner must confirm that they’re eligible and able to accept within 24 hours of the email being sent. If a winner does not contact us within this time period, we reserve the right to choose another winner at random from all other eligible entries. All entrants must be aged 18 years or over. Please drink responsibly. Standard Leeds-List terms and conditions apply.