• Details

    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.

    Important dates for Tour 2018

    • Monday 23 April 2018

      Priority booking for Tour Members (Glyndebourne performances only)

    • Monday 14 May 2018

      Group booking opens
      (Glyndebourne performances only)

    • Monday 4 June 2018

      Public booking opens
      (Glyndebourne performances only)

    • 12 October – 3 November 2018

      Performances at Glyndebourne

    • 6 – 10 November 2018

      Tour visits Canterbury – Tickets on sale now

    • 13 – 17 November 2018

      Tour visits Norwich

    • 20 – 24 November 2018

      Tour visits Woking

    • 27 November – 1 December 2018

      Tour visits Milton Keynes – Tickets on sale now

  • Dates


    Glyndebourne12 October 2018
    Glyndebourne15 October 2018
    Glyndebourne18 October 2018
    Glyndebourne21 October 2018
    Glyndebourne24 October 2018
    Glyndebourne27 October 2018
    Glyndebourne30 October 2018
    Glyndebourne02 November 2018


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    Canterbury, The Marlowe Theatre 6 November 20187.15pm
    Canterbury, The Marlowe Theatre 9 November 20187.15pm


    Norwich, Theatre Royal 13 November 2018 7.15pm
    Norwich, Theatre Royal 16 November 2018 7.15pm


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    Woking, New Victoria Theatre 20 November 2018 7.15pm
    Woking, New Victoria Theatre 24 November 2018 7.15pm

    Milton Keynes

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    Milton Keynes Theatre 27 November 20187.15pm
    Milton Keynes Theatre 30 November 2018 7.15pm
  • Cast and creative team

    Creative team

    Conductor Christoph Altsteadt
    Director Tom Cairns
    Designer Hildegard Bechtler
    Choreographer Aletta Collins
    Lighting Designer Peter Mumford
    Video & Projection Designer Nina Dunn

    Cast includes

    Violetta Mané Galoyan
    Alfredo Fabrizio Paesano
    Giorgio Noel Bouley

    Glyndebourne Tour Orchestra
    The Glyndebourne Chorus