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TAYSIDE Opera will be performing a concert version of Verdi’s Opera “La Traviata” at Brechin Mechanics’ Institute on Saturday, May 19 at 7.30pm.

Tickets cost £10/£8 concession which will be available at the door.

La Traviata is based on Dumas “La Dame aux Camelias” and was first produced in 1852.

Violetta is a high class courtesan who falls in love with a young aristocrat called Alfredo Germont. Violetta is sung by leading soprano, Moira Docherty, who hails from Aberdeen. John Carlo Belloti, who formerly sanG with Scottish Opera, sings the part of Alfredo. Germont Senior is sung by Alister Allan.

Violetta suffers from consumption and her health deteriorates.

She separates from Alfredo and goes back to her life in Paris as a courtesan, only being reunited with Alfredo on her deathbed.

This romantic tragedy is one of the most popular grand operas in the repertoire.

Musical director is Richard Johnston, accompanist is Robert Duncan.

There will also be performances in at the Dundee West Church on Perth Road on Friday, May 18 and Saturday, May 26 both at 7.30pm.

For more information contact Moira Docherty 07870262460 or Cheryl Birse 01356 626282.

Further information from www.taysideopera.org.uk