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Music Director

Sir Antonio Pappano

Director of Opera

Oliver Mears

Generous philanthropic support from Julia and Hans Rausing and the Jean Sainsbury Royal Opera House Fund

La traviata


13.07.2023 19:00

The 570th performance by The Royal Opera at the Royal Opera House.


The performance will last approximately 3 hours 10 minutes, including two intervals.
Act I
30 minutes
30 minutes
Act II
70 minutes
25 minutes
35 minutes


Content suitable for all, subject to House rules

Children under the age of five are not permitted into our auditoria. Children over age five must have their own ticket and sit next to an accompanying adult.


Giuseppe Verdi
Francesco Maria Piave after Alexandre Dumas
Richard Eyre
Revival Director
Bárbara Lluch
Bob Crowley
Lighting Designer
Jean Kalman
Director of Movement
Jane Gibson


Conducted by
Keri-Lynn Wilson
Violetta Valéry
Kristina Mkhitaryan
Flora Bervoix
Gabrielė Kupšytė
Marquis D'Obigny
Jeremy White
Baron Douphol
Josef Jeongmeen Ahn
Doctor Grenvil
Blaise Malaba
Gastone de Letorières
Michael Gibson
Alfredo Germont
Liparit Avetisyan
Renata Skarelyte
Andrew Macnair
Giorgio Germont
Juan Jesús Rodríguez replaces Christoph Pohl
John Bernays
Thomas Barnard
Orchestra of the Royal Opera House
Assistant Concert Master
Melissa Carstairs
Royal Opera Chorus
Chorus Director
William Spaulding

Gabrielė Kupšytė, Josef Jeongmeen Ahn and Michael Gibson are Jette Parker Artists

Extra chorus

Sopranos Rebecca Goulden, Lisa Howarth, Rosalind Waters, Vanessa Woodfine

Mezzo-sopranos Jeanette Ager, Siobhain Gibson, Clare McCaldin

Tenors Simon Biazeck, Richard Monk, Julian Alexander Smith

Basses Oliver Gibbs, Gavin Horsley

Actors John Cavendish, Peter Cooney, Chris Edgerley, James Graham, Paulo Lopes, Vidal Sancho

Dancers Fabrízio Amanajás, Alba Brito Villalobos, Laura Canela Queralt, Peter Curtis, Stefanos Dimoulas, Laura González, Priscilla Gomez, Nicholas James, Simon Jaymes, Mark Joslin, Bless Klepcharek, Natasha Moss, David Murley, Eduardo Núñez, Paula Puga, Barnaby Quarendon, Rain De Rye Barrett, Aitana Sola, Vlad Troncea

Flower girl Yuna Monreal Sayo (10th | 17th | 21st July) and Vittoria Calace (13th | 19th | 23rd July)



A salon in Violetta’s house; August 

Violetta is a well-known Parisian courtesan. At one of her parties, her guest Gastone introduces her to Alfredo Germont. Alfredo and Violetta sing together in praise of wine and pleasure. Violetta invites her guests to dance, but suddenly feels unwell – she is seriously ill with tuberculosis. The guests go on without her, but Alfredo stays behind. He tells Violetta that he is in love with her, and offers to take care of her. 

The guests leave. Alone, Violetta realizes she is attracted to Alfredo, but in her situation thinks she can only expect to live for pleasure. Her resolve wavers when she hears Alfredo outside.



A country house near Paris; the following January

Alfredo and Violetta have been living together for three months. Alfredo learns from Violetta’s maid Annina that Violetta has been selling her possessions to pay their bills. He leaves for Paris to raise more funds himself. Violetta receives an unexpected visit from Alfredo’s father, Giorgio Germont. His daughter’s forthcoming marriage is threatened by the scandal of Violetta’s affair with Alfredo. He asks Violetta to give up his son. She reluctantly agrees to leave Alfredo, but begs Germont to comfort his son after she has gone. Germont departs, praising her courage. Alfredo returns and after Violetta begs him to always love her, she goes out. A messenger brings Alfredo a note from Violetta, saying that she has left him. Germont returns to comfort his son and begs him to come back to the family home. Alfredo, who doesn’t know all that has happened, decides to follow Violetta to Paris.

A salon in Flora’s house

Guests gossip, dance and play cards at an elegant party given by Violetta’s friend Flora Bervoix. Alfredo arrives and gambles recklessly. Violetta and her new protector Baron Douphol arrive, which provokes Alfredo to challenge the Baron to a game of cards. Alfredo wins. Violetta asks to see Alfredo alone. When she refuses to leave with him, he summons the other guests, and throws his winnings at her as payment for their life together. Germont arrives and denounces his son’s insulting behaviour, and the Baron challenges Alfredo to a duel.



Violetta’s bedroom; February

Violetta is dying. She sends Annina to watch the Carnival festivities, and re-reads a letter in which Germont tells her that Alfredo now knows the truth about her sacrifice and will come to her. To Violetta’s joy, Alfredo arrives with Annina. Violetta and Alfredo excitedly plan a new life together away from Paris. But they realize that their plans are in vain: Violetta is too ill to recover. With Alfredo, his father, Annina and Doctor Grenvil in attendance, Violetta resigns herself to death. A sudden rush of life convinces her she has recovered, but it is a symptom of the final stage of her illness. She collapses dead in Alfredo’s arms.


Music preparation
Stephen Clarke, Catriona Beveridge, Kate Golla, David Sutton-Anderson
Dance Rehearsal Pianist
David Sutton-Anderson
Assistant Director
Simon Iorio
Assistant to the Director of Movement
Paula Puga
Italian language coach
Valeria Racco



The former Prince of Wales

Music Director

Sir Antonio Pappano

Director of Opera

Oliver Mears

Director of Casting

Peter Mario Katona

Administrative Director

Cormac Simms


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