The Royal Opera presents Richard Eyre’s stunning production of Verdi’s La Traviata, returning to Covent Garden for its 16th revival. First seen on the Royal Opera House main stage in 1994, the acclaimed English director’s classic production lavishly re-creates the glamour of Paris in the mid-19th century and contrasts the superficial splendour of Parisian high society with an intimate examination of the opera’s central characters.
Verdi’s La traviata is currently the most performed opera in the world and its sublime score contains some of the Italian composer’s most inspired arias, choruses and duets. Based on Alexandre Dumas fils’s successful novel and play La Dame aux camélias, the opera’s heart-breaking story traces the complex and ultimately tragic love affair between the courtesan Violetta Valéry and Alfredo Germont.
Star sopranos Ermonela Jaho and Angel Blue (in her Royal Opera debut) sing the role of Violetta, with American tenor Charles Castronovo and French tenor Benjamin Bernheim as Alfredo. World-renowned singer Plácido Domingo performs the role of Giorgio Germont for three performances, including on 30 January 2019, when La traviata will be broadcast live in cinemas as part of the ROH Live Cinema Season.
La traviata opens at the Royal Opera House on 14 January 2019, with subsequent performances on 17, 21, 23, 24, 26, 29, 30 and 31 January 2019. On 26 January 2019 The Royal Opera presents a matinee Welcome Performance of La traviata for families who have never been to a ballet or opera at the Royal Opera House before, and tickets in the Amphitheatre for the performance on 14 January 2019 are only available to Young ROH members.
14, 17, 21, 23, 24, 26, 29, 30, 31 January 2019 at 7pm
26 January 2019 at 12 noon (Welcome Performance)
Production supported by Clos19
Generous philanthropic support from Aud Jebsen and The Jean Sainsbury Royal Opera House Fund
Young ROH is generously made possible by the Bunting Family and Sir Simon Robey
Welcome Performances are generously supported by Gregory and Regina Annenberg Weingarten through the Annenberg Foundation
Sung in Italian with English surtitles
Tickets available below.
The Royal Opera’s La traviata will be shown in UK cinemas on 30 January 2019 with an encore screening on 3 February 2019. La traviata will also be broadcast to cinemas around the world. Further details on dates and venues are available at the Royal Opera House website .
Francesco Maria Piave
Director of movement
Antonello Manacorda* (excl. 26 January evening)
Paul Wynne Griffiths (26 January evening)
Ermonela Jaho (14, 17, 21, 23, 26 matinee, 30 January)
Angel Blue* (24, 26 evening, 29, 31 January)
Charles Castronovo (14, 17, 21, 23, 26 matinee, 30 January)
Benjamin Bernheim (24, 26 evening, 29, 31 January)
Igor Golovatenko (14, 17, 21, 26 evening January)
Plácido Domingo (23, 26 matinee, 30 January)
Simone Piazzola (24, 29, 31 January)
Catherine Carby (14, 17, 21, 23, 26 matinee, 30 January)
Gaynor Keeble (24, 26 evening, 29, 31 January)
Aigul Akhmetshina† (14, 17, 21, 23, 26 matinee, 30 January)
Hongni Wu† (24, 26 evening, 29, 31 January)
Germán E. Alcántara†
Gastone de Letorières
Thomas Atkins (14, 17, 21, 23, 26 matinee, 30 January)
Konu Kim† (24, 26 evening, 29, 31 January)
Royal Opera Chorus
Orchestra of the Royal Opera House
*Royal Opera debut
†Jette Parker Young Artist