‘With a team this thrilling and a production so intelligent, Glyndebourne has a sure-fire hit on its hands’

The Observer
  • Details

    Verdi’s La traviata, captured live in 2014, will be available to watch on demand, for free, until 11.59pm on Thursday 15 June.

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    Violetta gives up every hope of happiness in this 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 racy past and an equally merciless disease.

    There’s rarely a dry eye in the house when this poignant tale unfolds.

    Russian soprano Venera Gimadieva portrays the iconic role of Violetta, alongside American tenor Michael Fabiano as Alfredo. The visual beauty of Tom Cairns’s opulent production aptly echoes the irresistible allure of this beloved opera.

    Captured live in 2014. Sung in Italian with English subtitles.

    Watch online

    Thursday 8 June
    From 5.30pm

    You can watch La traviata online, right here on this page and on telegraph.co.uk.

    The video will be available until 11.59pm on Thursday 15 June.


    Where can you see this opera online?

    1. On this page
    2. On telegraph.co.uk – find more details here

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    How can you join in?

    Join the conversation and be part of the experience by following @Glyndebourne and the hashtag #Glyndebourne

    How long is the video available for?

    The opera will be available to watch here on demand until 11.59pm on Thursday 15 June.

    What is the next opera you can see online?

    Brett Dean’s brand new opera Hamlet will be streamed live from Festival 2017 on Thursday 6 July. This will be followed by our new production of Mozart’s La clemenza di Tito on Thursday 3 August.

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    I don’t have Festival tickets yet – can I still get them?

    Yes, there’s still time. Check out our guide to the best ticket availability.

    Watch in cinemas

    From Thursday 8 June

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  • Cast and creative team

    Creative team:

    Conductor Mark Elder
    Director Tom Cairns
    Designer Hildegard Bechtler

    Cast includes:

    Violetta Venera Gimadieva*
    Alfredo Michael Fabiano
    Giorgio Tassis Christoyannis

    London Philharmonic Orchestra
    The Glyndebourne Chorus