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Friday, May 27, 2022


Rhumbelow Classics Cinema on the Big Screen will present La Traviata, filmed on April 13, 2022, at the Royal Opera House, London.

The screening will take place on Wednesday, June 1, 2022, at Rhumbelow Theatre, Durban. NB: Screening starts at 18h00 sharp. Running time: 3 hours & 40 min (including two intervals)

19th-century Paris is a place of contrasts; glamour and superficiality, love and lust, life and death. Courtesan Violetta sings some of Verdi’s most acclaimed arias including the joyous Sempre libera, in her poignant and passionate encounters with Alfredo and Germont.

Richard Eyre’s production for The Royal Opera recently celebrated 25 years on the Royal Opera House stage and this year returns with acclaimed opera star Pretty Yende as Violetta.


Pretty Yende (Violetta), Stephen Costello (Alfredo Germont), Dimitri Platanias (Giorgio Germont), Kseniia Nikolaieva (Annina), David Shipley (Doctor Grenvil), Angela Simkin (Flora Bervoix), Germán E. Alcántara (Baron Douphol), Andrés Presno (Gastone de Letorières), Jeremy White (Marquis d’Obigny)

The Royal Opera Chorus and the Orchestra of the Royal Opera House



Music: Giuseppe Verdi

Libretto: Francesco Maria Piave

Director: Richard Eyre

Designer: Bob Crowley

Lighting designer: Jean Kalman

Director of movement: Jane Gibson

Language: Sung in Italian with English subtitles


Picnic baskets may be brought to the venue, or food can be purchased onsite – burgers, wors rolls, chicken pops and chips, cheesy Russians, snack baskets etc. A full bar is available (no alcohol may be brought on to the premises). The venue opens 60 minutes before the show for snacks/drinks.

All seating will be at separate tables and the venue will obviously be seating co-habiting couples and/or family members together. With the current Covid levels, the venues will be limiting capacity to 50% maximum and Covid protocols will apply. Masks must be worn except when eating or drinking.

Limited secure parking is available.

Tickets R100. Booking is essential on email: or through Computicket.

For more information contact Roland Stansell on 082 499 8636 or visit

Rhumbelow Theatre is situated at 42 Cunningham Road off Bartle Road in Umbilo, Durban.