CORONAVIRUS: All UK venues closed on 16th March 2020, restrictions were lifted on 19th July 2021. Please note that iUKTDb archive listings between March 2020 and July 2021 may not be accurate as we did not receive details of all rescheduled and cancelled shows.
The Trousered Traviata
From the late nineteenth century until World War II, Paris was a centre of sexual freedom and same-sex sexual cultures. Lesbian American and European expatriates and France's own lesbian writers and artists created a Bohemian social, sexual, and creative milieu that makes this time and place unique in the history of lesbian culture. Secret Opera has translated Verdi's love story to that milieu, with key characters portrayed as female. To paraphrase a review of our previous reworking of the All-Male carMen, "The 'hes may now be 'shes', but when it comes to operatic heartbreak, gender is irrelevant.
Archive :: production:T065304713, opera or operetta:S569005326, venue:V1142
Running time: 2hrs including interval.