La Traviata Review - Theatre Press

" It is a great celebration of the achievements of Melbourne Opera, a company that is dedicated to providing accessible opera in Melbourne." 

"Soprano Antoinette Halloran is particularly moving as the doomed Violetta.  Her performance was believable and touching, and her voice is superb.  Another stand-out performance came from Manfred Pohlenz in the memorable role of Giorgio, Alfredo’s interfering father.  Vocally the entire cast was strong, and the energetic Melbourne Opera chorus were a highlight.  The costuming by Andrew Bellchambers andLinda Britten was especially good, ranging from luscious ball gowns to simple country dress and suggesting each character’s place in the world and their individual lifestyle instantly."

"The evening lasted three hours with two intervals, but felt much shorter – a testament to how entertaining the performance was. "

http://theatrepress.com.au/2013/09/12/review-melbourne-opera-presents-la-traviata/

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