Articles for the ‘La Traviata’ Category


Verdi Vlog 7: Dario Dugandzic on how to play multiple characters

Wednesday, July 1st, 2015 by Tricycle

The last in our series of Verdi Vlogs, Dario Dugandzic from La Traviata is back to talk us through how he changes his physicality and speech to play multiple characters in La Traviata.

Thank you for joining us for this for this series of Verdi Vlogs – we’ve loved sharing some behind the scenes info with you! Have you seen the show or been following the vlog series? We’d love to get your thoughts via twitter on @tricycletheatre #LaTraviata.

If you’ve not booked for La Traviata yet its not too late – but book soon, must end 4 July. Click here for more info and to book.


Verdi Vlog 6: Director Robin Norton-Hale on the ‘modern’ 1920s era

Monday, June 29th, 2015 by Tricycle

Vintage vixens and dapper chaps will love this vlog from La Traviata Director Robin Norton-Hale, about why she chose to set her production in this decadent era that certainly captures the imagination. Robin also give some food for thought in this vlog about where our idea of modern morality stems from.

We have just one more Verdi Vlog coming this week, so check back soon and be sure to book your tickets before the show closes on 4 July.

Seen the show already? Share your thoughts with us via twitter @tricycletheatre #LaTraviata

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Verdi Vlog 5: Prudence and Louisa on playing Violetta & singing in English

Thursday, June 25th, 2015 by Tricycle

Prudence and Louisa are back! After discussing some of the challenges of the role in the last Verdi Vlog, Prudence and Louisa now talk about some of the highlights of playing the leading lady.

Some of you may already know that OperaUpClose’s version of La Traviata is sung in English rather than the original Italian – Prudence and Louisa give their thoughts on singing in English.

We’re really enjoying reading all your tweets and posts – please do tweet us @tricycletheatre #LaTraviata

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Verdi Vlog 4: Prudence & Louisa on Violetta’s arias

Monday, June 22nd, 2015 by Tricycle

Today’s Verdi Vlog unites Prudence and Louisa, two of the singers playing Violetta, to discuss some of the challenges of playing one of the hardest roles around for a soprano. Stayed tuned for the next Verdi Vlog where Prudence and Louisa will be discussing some of the joys of playing the role, as well as the positives around singing La Traviata in English.

Remember to tweet us @tricycletheatre #LaTraviata, so we don’t get too lonely!

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Verdi Vlog 3: Prudence Sanders on the glamour of the 1920s

Thursday, June 18th, 2015 by Tricycle

Continuing our Verdi Vlog series with the cast and team behind OperaUpClose’s La Traviata, today Prudence Sanders who also plays Violetta, makes all the ladies very jealous talking about the beautiful 1920s costumes they wear during the show.

Got a question for Prudence or the La Traviata team? Tweet us @tricycletheatre #LaTraviata. In the next Verdi Vlog we hear from the Violetta’s on what it takes to play the part – check back soon.

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Verdi Vlog 2: Dario Dugandzic’s express costume changes!

Monday, June 15th, 2015 by Tricycle

Ever wondered what happens while actors are waiting in the wings? Well actor and opera singer Dario Dugandzic has a story of his own to tell which, if you’re lucky, might just happen on the night you attend La Traviata.

Check back soon – more behind the scenes vlogs coming from the La Traviata cast and creative in the run up to the show opening on 22 June.

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Verdi Vlog 1: Louisa Tee on the perfect 1920s bob

Wednesday, June 10th, 2015 by Tricycle

Welcome to the first vlog in our new series of Verdi Vlogs which we will be sharing with our followers in the run up to OperaUpClose’s La Traviata, on stage here at the Tricycle from 22 June – 4 July.

Set in the glamorous world of 1920s speakeasies and bootlegging, we will have lots of video blogs about the opera, being an opera singer, creating the vintage style and some funny behind the scenes info coming over the next few weeks, so be sure to check back regularly.

Kicking us off today, opera singer Louisa Tee who is one of the actors playing Violetta, tells us of her quest for the perfect 1920s hairstyle.

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Designing the Set and Costume for La Traviata

Thursday, May 7th, 2015 by Tricycle
Faye Bradley - revival set and costume designer for La Traviata

Faye Bradley – revival set and costume designer for La Traviata

Linbury Prize finalist, Faye Bradley, is a bright and emerging set and costume designer, with some already impressive credits to her name. We caught up with her as she makes a start on her next project – reviving the set and costumes for OperaUpClose’s production of La Traviata coming to the Tricycle from 22 June – 4 July.

Tell us a bit about yourself…

I trained at The Bristol Old Vic Theatre School. I was a finalist for the Linbury Prize for Stage Design, working with the English Touring Opera. My designs were exhibited at The National Theatre. I completed a traineeship with the English National Opera. I also received a bursary from the Royal Opera House and shadowed the designer Robert Jones for the production Andre Chenier. I have been nominated for an Off West End Award for my costume designs

What is the biggest challenge in being the revival costume designer for La Traviata?

The biggest challenge is probably to find 1920s men’s clothing to buy not hire as it’s easier to find the fancy flapper style dresses.

What are you most looking forward to working on with the show?

I’m most looking forward to sourcing beautiful 1920s clothing and to get to know the Opera Up Close team better as I have wanted to work with them for awhile.

Where do you normally source costumes from and what are your biggest tips for finding a bargain when working on a small budget?

I source a lot of clothing on eBay and from charity shops. My biggest tip for working on a small budget is quite a boring one, but to make a spreadsheet and do a rough estimate of all items before you start to see how far the budget is going to go.





You can find out more about Faye Bradley through her website. Faye will also be the set and costume designer on our World Premiere production of Ulla’s Odyssey at Kings Place in Autumn 2015. Click here for more info on La Traviata, to watch the trailer and to book.