Glyndebourne Open House

La traviata

Watch Verdi's La traviata online for free from Sunday 1 August until Sunday 29 August.

You can watch La traviata for free on this page or on our YouTube channel from 5.00pm Sunday 1 August until 5.00pm on Sunday 29 August.

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About the opera

A timeless heart-wrenching love story

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.

Preview videos

Creative team

Mark Elder

Tom Cairns

Hildegard Bechtler

Aletta Collins

Lighting Designer
Peter Mumford

Video and Projection Designer
Nina Dunn

Assistant Director
James Hurley

London Philharmonic Orchestra

The Glyndebourne Chorus


Violetta Valéry
Venera Gimadieva

Flora Bervoix
Hanna Hipp

Marchese d’Obigny
Oliver Dunn

Baron Douphol
Eddie Wade

Doctor Grenvil
Graeme Broadbent

Emanuele d’Aguanno

Alfredo Germont
Michael Fabiano

Magdalena Molendowska

David Shaw

Giorgio Germont
Tassis Christoyannis

Michael Wallace

Flora’s Servant
Daniel Shelvey

Mandy Dassa

Claire Burrell, Soledad de la Hoz, Daisy Kemp, Rachel Maybank, Aurélie Poles, Benjamin Skinner

Photos: Richard Hubert Smith

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