More please as opera returns

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After receiving a standing ovation for Rigoletto, the Russian State Ballet and Opera House are set to return to Scarborough Spa.

Rigoletto was the first full scale opera the Spa had hosted for a number of years, thought the company has presented ballet at the venue.

Due to great ticket sales and audience feedback the company will return to perform La Traviata in the Grand Hall on Tuesday September 15.

La Traviata is an Opera in three acts by Giuseppe Verdi, set to an Italian libretto by Francesco Maria Piave.

It is a love story shrouded in sacrifice and misunderstanding, a masterpiece in its own right, it contains some of Verdi’s most beautiful and memorable music.

A tragic and resonant tale of society and morality, La Traviata combines compelling characters with hugely powerful, moving and instantly recognisable melodies, making it still, 160 years after its 1853 debut, one of the most emotionally engaging and popular operas of all time.

Jo Ager, the Spa’s general Manager said “Both us as a venue and the opera’s producer were extremely pleased with how Rigoletto went.

“It was some spectacle and we look forward to welcoming opera fans new and old to witness La Traviata in September.”

Tickets for La Traviata at Scarborough Spa are on sale now priced from £27.50 and are available from the Spa box office.