A ROYAL Opera House live broadcast of Verdi’s opera about a courtesan who sacrifices all for love – La Traviata – will be screened at cardigan’s Theatr Mwldan on Wednesday, January 30 (6.45pm).

From the thrill of unexpected romance to a heart-breaking reconciliation that comes too late, Verdi’s La Traviata is one of the most popular of all operas.

Alfredo falls in love in with the courtesan Violetta in glamorous Paris society, but underneath the surface run darker undercurrents, leading to a tragic ending.

The opera’s wealth of melodies includes the famous Brindisi and the exuberant Sempre libera – both showing the lyricism of Italian opera at its most immediately appealing.

Richard Eyre’s production for The Royal Opera brings out all the emotional colour, from the giddy discovery of love, through painful confrontation to the inevitable conclusion. Lavish period sets and costumes enhance the reality of a moving story based on true life.

“Ermonela Jaho is deeply moving in La Traviata at the Royal Opera House,” says the Financial Times, while The Stage describes it as “an engaging revival”.

Tickets for Royal Opera House screenings are £16 (£15) and are available now from Theatr Mwldan’s box office on 01239 621200, online at www.mwldan.co.uk or via the Mwldan app.