WIN La Traviata tickets

PUBLISHED: 14:02 14 February 2008 | UPDATED: 15:40 11 May 2010

La Traviata

La Traviata

ELLEN Kent and Opera International return to the Cambridge Corn Exchange with a romantic love story. La Traviata by Verdi will be performed by the Ukrainian National Opera of Odessa, considered to be one of the finest opera companies in Europe. This opera

ELLEN Kent and Opera International return to the Cambridge Corn Exchange with a romantic love story.

La Traviata by Verdi will be performed by the Ukrainian National Opera of Odessa, considered to be one of the finest opera companies in Europe.

This operatic version of La Dame aux Camelias by Dumas is a romantic story about the love and life of the passionate courtesan Violetta, and features beautiful sets and ­costumes as well as a large orchestra.

La Traviata, based on a true story, features many echoes of composer Verdi's own life.

The Ukrainian National Opera of Odessa, which has about 300 performances of opera and ­ballet each year at home alone, has just celebrated its 120th anniversary.

In 2002 the company received a standing ovation at the Royal Albert Hall for its production of La Traviata, so this ­performance looks set to dazzle audiences.

Ellen Kent chooses the soloists for her tours and has invited audience favourite Maria Tsonina, who won a scholarship to the CEE Musictheatre in Vienna, to play Violetta.

Meanwhile, ladies' favourite Andriy Perfilvo, whose acting as been compared with that of Orlando Bloom, will play Alfredo.

The Crow has three fabulous prizes to give away:

First Prize

A pair of tickets to see La Traviata on March 14

A bottle of Russian Methode Champagne

An opera mask

An opera poster

A glossy, souvenir programme

Two runners up

A pair of tickets to see La Traviata on March 14

An opera poster

A glossy, souvenir programme

For a chance to win tickets to see La Traviata at the ­Cambridge Corn Exchange on March 14 answer the following question:

Which famous Hollywood actor has Andriy Perfilvo been likened to?

Send your answer on a postcard with your name, address and telephone number to: La Traviata Competition, The Royston Crow, Heath House, Princes Mews, Royston, SG8 9RT to arrive by Friday ­February 29.

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