The Trousered Traviata
  • Brighton Fringe

From late the 1800s to WWII, Paris was a centre of sexual freedom and same-sex cultures. Against that milieu this all-female version explores LGBT and filial relationships, reworking Verdis tragic opera.Traditional matriarch Germont cannot accept Alfredas gender-fluidity or the relationship with Violetta. Sung in Italian, with surtitles and piano accompaniment, this chamber production of four singers focuses on the raw emotions central to the story: passion, love, familial duty and honour.