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Opera Australia is selling 200 tickets to La Traviata for $2 a pop

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Dee Jefferson
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To celebrate the 200th performance of Verdi’s La Traviata at Sydney Opera House this month, Opera Australia are throwing a party where YOU get the gifts. On Wednesday February 8 from 9.30am, 200 tickets will go on sale for the Feb 23 performance of La Traviata – for just 200 cents (or $2 to everyone born after 1980).

Yes: opera that's literally cheap as chips. 

How do you get in on it? Be early in the line at the Sydney Opera House Box Office or The Opera Centre Surry Hills for a 9.30 on-sale time on Wednesday February 8. There are no online sales, and you can buy a maximum of 2 tickets per person.

La Traviata is one of the most performed operas in the world – and with good reason: it's a cocktail of high-stakes drama, big emotions and beautiful music, about a courtesan who literally dies for love. 

Opera Australia's production, which opens in Sydney on Friday February 3, is an opulent 19th century affair by director Elijah Moshinsky.

Opulent 19th century design – for the price of $2 – in Elijah Moshinsky’s La Traviata.
Photograph: Keith Saunders

Read more about Opera Australia's La Traviata, and listen to excerpts from the opera

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