19th century Paris is a place of contrasts; glamour and superficiality, love and lust, life and death.
Alfredo Germont and the courtesan Violetta Valéry fall in love at a party in Violetta’s Paris salon. Alfredo is determined to cure Violetta of her tuberculosis and the couple leave Paris and begin a contented life in the country. But Violetta’s happiness is destroyed when Alfredo’s father Giorgio Germont pays her a visit.
Violetta sings some of Verdi’s most acclaimed arias including the joyous Sempre libera, in her poignant and passionate encounters with Alfredo and Germont.
Richard Eyre’s production for The Royal Opera recently celebrated 25 years on the Royal Opera House stage and this year returns with acclaimed opera star Pretty Yende as Violetta.
Doors open 30 minutes before the performance commences.
Please arrive in plenty of time to register and, if you wish, order interval drinks.
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Cast and Creatives
Music: Giuseppe Verdi
Libretto: Francesco Maria Piave
Director: Richard Eyre
Designer: Bob Crowley
Lighting designer: Jean Kalman
Director of movement: Jane Gibson
The Royal Opera Chorus
Orchestra of the Royal Opera House
Violetta: Pretty Yende
Alfredo Germont: Stephen Costello
Giorgio Germont: Dimitri Platanias
Annina: Kseniia Nikolaieva
Doctor Grenvil: David Shipley
Flora Bervoix: Angela Simkin
Baron Douphol: Germán E. Alcántara
Gastone de Letorières: Andrés Presno
Marquis d’Obigny: Jeremy White