Watch Verdi's La traviata online for free from Sunday 1 August until Sunday 29 August.
Glyndebourne continues to face the devastating impact from the loss of revenue due to the effects of the coronavirus pandemic. If you enjoy this free stream, please consider donating to our COVID-19 emergency appeal.
Donate to our COVID-19 emergency appeal
About the opera
With its world-famous arias, La traviata is the perfect introduction to Glyndebourne.
Alfredo, a young man from the provinces, falls in love with Violetta, the stylish toast of Paris. But she’s not the marrying kind – at least not until now. However, their dreams are threatened by both a merciless society that condemns Violetta’s past and an equally merciless disease.
There’s rarely a dry eye in the house when this poignant tale unfolds through Verdi’s robust, tuneful, full-hearted and full-throated score, laced throughout with melodies as familiar as the story.
Russian soprano Venera Gimadieva portrays the iconic role of Violetta, alongside America tenor Michael Fabiano as Alfredo. The visual beauty of Tom Cairns’s opulent production aptly echoes the irresistible allure of this beloved opera.
La traviata was captured live at Festival 2014. Sung it Italian with English subtitles. It is available on DVD from our shop.
Video and Projection Designer
London Philharmonic Orchestra
The Glyndebourne Chorus
Claire Burrell, Soledad de la Hoz, Daisy Kemp, Rachel Maybank, Aurélie Poles, Benjamin Skinner
Photos: Richard Hubert Smith