Verdi’s epic comes to Ductac at Mall of the Emirates
Widely regarded as one of the most popular operas ever, this is a rare chance to see Verdi’s epic La Traviata in a stripped-down concerto form. Translated as ‘The Fallen Woman’ – and used notably throughout the film Pretty Woman – it’s a typically Romantic work of passion, drama and elegance, inspired by Alexandre Dumas’s La Dame Aux Camélias (1852). Here the elegant score will be interpreted for just two pianos and vocal, which may sound tricky, but the CV of this international touring company suggests they’ll be up to the task. Tenor Marc Heller, who has performed with Placido Domingo, stars alongside Dubai-based Italian soprano Monica De Rosa McKay, a former pupil of Luciano Pavarotti. Verdi’s La Traviata is at Ductac, Mall of the Emirates on Friday November 18. Tickets are Dhs130-200 at www.timeouttickets.com.