A tale of two young lovers separated by the cruelty of society and fate, La traviata is one of opera’s most powerful and enduring romances.
When Alfredo, an innocent young man from the country, meets charismatic Parisian courtesan Violetta, he falls deeply and immediately in love. But can Violetta ever escape her dark past and find a new beginning with him? And will his family ever consent to their relationship?
The only Verdi opera set in the composer’s own day, La traviata still feels startlingly contemporary – a truthful, unblinking exploration of love and desire and the many contradictions and complications of human emotion. Tom Cairns’ timeless production combines sumptuous visuals with heart-breaking dramatic realism to create a true contemporary classic.
Set to some of opera’s most memorable tunes, from rousing drinking songs to passionate love-duets, Verdi’s score amplifies a familiar story, transforming it into something profoundly moving, whether you’re seeing it for the first or the fiftieth time.
Glyndebourne 12 October 2018 Glyndebourne 15 October 2018 Glyndebourne 18 October 2018 Glyndebourne 21 October 2018 Glyndebourne 24 October 2018 Glyndebourne 27 October 2018 Glyndebourne 30 October 2018 Glyndebourne 02 November 2018
Canterbury, The Marlowe Theatre 6 November 2018 7.15pm Canterbury, The Marlowe Theatre 9 November 2018 7.15pm
Norwich, Theatre Royal 13 November 2018 7.15pm Norwich, Theatre Royal 16 November 2018 7.15pm
Woking, New Victoria Theatre 20 November 2018 7.15pm Woking, New Victoria Theatre 24 November 2018 7.15pm
Milton Keynes Theatre 27 November 2018 7.15pm Milton Keynes Theatre 30 November 2018 7.15pm
Cast and creative team
Conductor Christoph Altsteadt
Director Tom Cairns
Designer Hildegard Bechtler
Choreographer Aletta Collins
Lighting Designer Peter Mumford
Video & Projection Designer Nina Dunn
Violetta Mané Galoyan
Alfredo Fabrizio Paesano
Giorgio Noel Bouley
Glyndebourne Tour Orchestra
The Glyndebourne Chorus