Hampstead Garden Opera

La Traviata (Verdi), 2006


The November 2006 production was Verdi's La Traviata - in English, uncut, at Upstairs at the Gatehouse. Reviews included:

“This production is evidence that, in its 16th year, HGO has established itself as a major cultural asset of north London, a showcase of the musical riches that we have in our community.”  Camden New Journal (full review)
“Another magnificent performance by my top opera company who just go on getting better and better” – NODA
Poster.

Tickets: £16 (concessions £14); all seats unreserved.
Time: 7.30 pm on Thursday 2 November, Friday 3 November, Saturday 4 November, Thursday 9 November, Friday 10 November, Saturday 11 November 2006; matinees 4 pm Sunday 5 November and Sunday 12 November 2006.

Cast

Chorus:  Olga Cannon-Brookes, Gabriella Galgani, Nigel Gee, Marion Hayter, Matthew Holt, Liz Hunt, Antonia Leach, Rosie Middleton, Catherine Minns, Jill Noakes and Sumiko Okada.

Principals:

Thursday 2
Friday 3 Saturday 4
Sunday 5 matinee Thursday 9*
Friday 10*
Saturday 11
Sunday 12 matinee
Violetta
Helen Julie Johnson Kay Sparkes Helen Julie Johnson Kay Sparkes Kay Sparkes Helen Julie Johnson Kay Sparkes Helen Julie Johnson
Alfredo
Matt Connolly Dan Luxon 
Matt Connolly Dan Luxon 
Dan Luxon Matt Connolly
Dan Luxon Matt Connolly
Germont David Rose Graham Lawder Stone David Rose Graham Lawder Stone Graham Lawder Stone Graham Lawder Stone David Rose David Rose
Flora Ingeborg Boerch Natasha Dobie Ingeborg Boerch Natasha Dobie Natasha Dobie Ingeborg Boerch Natasha Dobie Ingeborg Boerch
Annina
Rebecca Goulden Kuan Hon Rebecca Goulden Kuan Hon Kuan Hon Rebecca Goulden Kuan Hon Rebecca Goulden
Gastone Jake White Matt Kimble Jake White Matt Kimble Matt Kimble Jake White Matt Kimble Jake White
Baron Douphol
Martin Musgrave Martin Musgrave Martin Musgrave Martin Musgrave Martin Musgrave Martin Musgrave Martin Musgrave Martin Musgrave
Marquis d'Obigny Colin Jaque Colin Jaque Colin Jaque Colin Jaque Colin Jaque Colin Jaque Colin Jaque Colin Jaque
Doctor Grenvil
Giles Naylor
Giles Naylor
Giles Naylor Giles Naylor Giles Naylor Giles Naylor Giles Naylor Giles Naylor
Giuseppe Patrick Oliver Patrick Oliver Patrick Oliver Patrick Oliver Patrick Oliver Patrick Oliver Patrick Oliver Patrick Oliver
Commissionario
Paul Ives Paul Ives Paul Ives Paul Ives Paul Ives Paul Ives Paul Ives Paul Ives
Domestico Paul Ives Paul Ives Paul Ives Paul Ives Paul Ives Paul Ives Paul Ives Paul Ives

*Performances on Thursday 9 November and Friday 10 November conducted by Robin Newton.

Production Team

Producer and director: Racky Plews
Conductor and music director: Michael Newton
Music director designate: Robin Newton (conducting the 9 and 10 November performances)
Assistant music director: Alastair Macgeorge
Set design: Belle Mundi
Costumes: Stewart Charlesworth
Stage Manager: Louisa Davis
Orchestra: The Dionysus Ensemble.