La traviata | Welsh National Opera

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Friday, September 21, 2018 - Friday, November 23, 2018

Alfredo, has fallen head over heels in love with the courtesan Violetta, but his father Germont disapproves of the fallen woman. Penniless and fearing she will soon die, Violetta agrees to leave Alfredo believing it is in his best interest. It is only when Germont hears that she is on her deathbed that he realises the error of his ways, and confesses all to Alfredo. But is it too late?

The conflict of duty and thwarted love has made La traviata a favourite with opera audiences across the world. This classic production with sumptuous mid 19th century costumes features some of Verdi’s most evocative music, including the Brindisi (the drinking song) - one of the best known melodies in opera.

Sung in Italian with surtitles in English (and Welsh in Cardiff and Llandudno)

Co-production with Scottish Opera and Grand Teatre del Liceu



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Director David McVicar
Conductor James Southall
Designer Tanya McCallin
Original Lighting Jennifer Tipton
Choreographer Andrew George

Violetta Anush Hovhannisyan (30 Sep; 4, 6, 12 & 27 Oct; 9, 16, 21 & 23 Nov) / Linda Richardson (21 & 28 Sep; 10, 17, 19 & 25 Oct; 7 & 14 Nov)
Alfredo Kang Wang
Germont Roland Wood
Flora Rebecca Afonwy-Jones