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Cinema Festival: La traviata: Saturday 15 December 2018, 7pm at Linbury Theatre

Cinema Festival

From 3 December 2018 to 7 January 2019 we celebrate ten years of the Royal Opera House Live Cinema Season with screenings of great operas and ballets.


Linbury Theatre

Royal Opera House, Bow Street, Covent Garden, London, WC2E 9DD


This event is part of the Winter 2018/19 season.


Director Richard Eyre presents this screening of La traviata. A glamorous Parisian setting, a tragic romance and soaring, memorable music – it’s no wonder that Verdi’s La traviata is the world’s most popular opera. Richard Eyre’s 1994 production is one of The Royal Opera’s great successes, vividly evoking both the glamour of high society in 1840s Paris and the underlying loneliness of the unforgettable heroine, Violetta.

This performance was relayed live to cinemas and BP Big Screens in June 2009, and is released on DVD. Royal Opera Music Director Antonio Pappano conducts (in his only performances of La traviata with The Royal Opera). The cast is led by superstar soprano Renée Fleming in one of her rare performances as the courtesan Violetta, with tenor Joseph Calleja as her impassioned lover Alfredo. Baritone Thomas Hampson offers a sympathetic interpretation of Alfredo’s stern father, Giorgio Germont.

La traviata on stage

This production of La traviata is also on the Main Stage from 14 to 31 January 2019

Running time

The performance lasts about 3 hours 20 minutes, including two intervals


Sung in Italian with English subtitles


Please note this production was originally screened live as 12A