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“La Traviata - A Spectacularl Evening of Delight”
Review of London Coliseum

London Coliseum
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Reviewed 6 April 2018

La Traviata is certainly one of my favourite operas and the ENO really did it justice. With the leading roles of Alfredo and Violetta taken up by two breathtaking singers, with particular emphasis on Alfredo. The story line follows the fanicful and ubiquitous route of nearly all operas with the unlikely tale of love followed up with finishing off at least one of its leading lights at the end. Following this track the opera certainly conveyed the emotion of the story line powerfully, without needing to show the final and inevitable conclsion. The décor on the stage was in two of the three acts limied and effortless, although they made up for this in the first act with the spectavular and overflowing pieces of scenery as well as actors in the gentleman’s house of bawdry and outlandish contemplations. The ENO orchestra certainly elevated this production to the rafters with their prodigous playing.

Date of experience: April 2018
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Reviewed 5 April 2018

Took a back stage tour of the Coliseum Theatre. Have to say very informative and interesting. Not only did we see front of house, also went backstage and into the Orchestra Pit. Was lovely to see the Theatre from all these different angles. Also our guide, Katie, although was her first tour, was very knowledgable. She was very friendly, helpful and answered all questions we had large or Silly.
Would highly reccommend this Tour. Can be booked direct with Theatre or, as we did, book through deal site and include an Afternoon Tea. Just a shame the Tea wasn't in the Theatre. Would have been icing on the cake. Maybe something for them to consider for the future.
Am now looking forward to taking in a show at the Theatre. Booked for Chess on back of this tour.

Date of experience: March 2018
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Reviewed 4 April 2018

Excellent seats in the stalls so we were able to enjoy all the fine detail of a cast that never ceased to entertain, whether they were lead singers or members of the chorus. Fantastic costumes. Huge amount of fun: sparkling music, wit and visual comedy. Laugh out loud therapy for the current tedium and anxiety of current political issues.

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Janet K
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Reviewed 25 March 2018 via mobile

We went to the Coliseum to see the ENO in Iolanthe. The theatre is superb, beautifully decorated, comfortable seats, and a good slope in the stalls so everybody could see the stage.
The opera was absolutely great, maybe not the most complex storyline verging on the ridiculous but the production made the most of it and had us in fits of laughter at all the right points. Yes there was slapstick but it wasn’t for excessive and add d to the show.

Date of experience: March 2018
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Reviewed 21 March 2018

A Midsummer Night's Dream was an exceptional performance but unfortunately spoiled by viewing from the top balcony. Whilst you expect to be far away the seats were very uncomfortable with the cushions seemingly sloping downwards. So I was constantly sliding forward. I noted also that some of the front of balcony seats had restricted views because of lights or other items bolted to the rail which meant that people were moving further back to vacant seats after the interval. Best to specifically ask about restricted view when booking.

Date of experience: March 2018
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