Win opera seats for two

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Kapi-Mana News has a pair of gold re­serve tick­ets to give away to the up­com­ing mati­nee per­for­mance of Verdi’s La Travi­ata.

Glam­our, the ex­pec­ta­tions of so­ci­ety, true love and hon­our are among the themes ex­plored in New Zealand Opera’s sparkling new pro­duc­tion of La Travi­ata, among the world’s favourite op­eras.

Char­ac­ters fall from their mir­ror-framed world, set against a spec­tac­u­lar 30m- wide swathe of camel­lias across the St James Theatre cen­tre stage.

Ac­claimed so­prano Lo­rina Gore sings the lead role of the cour­te­san Vi­o­letta.

‘‘The camel­lias she wears, red or white, re­flect the cy­cle of her own life, blood and sex, loss and life,’’ di­rec­tor Kate Cherry, who also cre­ated the ap­plauded pro­duc­tion of Madame But­ter­fly last year, said. The opera’s story that in­spired Moulin Rouge re­mains in­tensely mov­ing, richly cos­tumed and is ac­com­pa­nied by Orches­tra Welling­ton with the Chap­man Tripp Opera Cho­rus. La Travi­ata runs from July 11 to 19. To win a dou­ble pass to the mati­nee per­for­mance on July 13 at 2.30pm, email edi­tor@kmananews. co.nz, with your day­time con­tact de­tails, be­fore 4pm Thurs­day, July 10. Put ‘‘Opera’’ in the mes­sage line.

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