This beloved production, which began life at Scottish Opera in 2008, has been seen at opera houses around the world.
Violetta Valéry lives on borrowed time. In Paris’ hedonistic high society, she squeezes each day for its joys before her illness catches up with her. When the idealistic young Alfredo offers true love, happiness seems possible – but her past has exacted a price. Giuseppe Verdi’s devastating tragedy has inspired countless retellings, including cult favourite films Pretty Woman and Moulin Rouge!.
With his characteristic eye for detail, Sir David McVicar (Il trittico, Falstaff, Pelléas et Mélisande) gets to the love and loss at the core of this doomed love affair in his passionate, gripping, and startlingly intimate Belle Époque production. Tanya McCallin’s sumptuous designs centre Violetta’s journey and enduring legacy despite her fleeting life. Verdi’s magnificent score sweeps the characters through every shifting mood – from the wildly dramatic to the most vulnerable moments.
Cast & Creatives
Conductor Stuart Stratford Director Sir David McVicar Revival Director Leo Castaldi Designer Tanya McCallin Lighting Designer Jennifer Tipton Choreographer Andrew George
Violetta Valéry Hye-Youn Lee Alfredo Germont Ji-Min Park Giorgio Germont Philip Rhodes Baron Douphol Nicholas Lester Flora Lea Shaw Gastone Monwabisi Lindi Marchese D’Obigny Ross Cumming Annina Heather Ireson Doctor Grenvil Thomas D. Hopkinson
Sung in Italian with English supertitles
Running time approx. 2 hrs 55 mins with two intervals. First interval 20 mins Second interval 20 mins
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