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Woman in gold ballgown stands away from other partygoers

La Traviata

2 January – 16 March 2024

In the Joan Sutherland Theatre

Opera Australia


“What should I do? Plunge into the vortex of pleasure and drown there?” – Violetta

An opera classic with a fresh perspective

Violetta is a coveted courtesan, the toast of Paris, desired by many. When she meets the ardent Alfredo, her life changes forever and she longs to break free of her past. But can she? Who is this woman beyond the sparkling salon? This fresh production of an opera classic invites new questions.

From the vivacious chorus of the famous ‘Brindisi’ to Violetta’s soaring ‘Sempre libera’ and the breathless notes at the opera’s tragic end, Verdi’s music for La Traviata is a thrilling, emotional experience.

This new production has been called “an absolute triumph” (The AU Review). Director Sarah Giles brings Violetta’s inner world centre stage in a glittering production that shows the heartache behind the glamour is but a heartbeat away.

Opera Australia presents La Traviata: A co-production by Opera Queensland, State Opera South Australia and West Australian Opera

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Artist information

Jessica Cottis (Jan 2-Feb 3) Paul Fitzsimon (Feb 10-Mar 14)

Sarah Giles    

Set and Costume Designer
Charles Davis    

Lighting Designer
Paul Jackson    
Violetta Valéry
Samantha Clarke (Jan 2-Feb 10) Sophie Salvesani (Feb 22-Mar 14)

Alfredo Germont
Kang Wang (Jan 2-Feb 10) Tomas Dalton (Feb 22-Mar 14)

Giorgio Germont
Phillip Rhodes (Jan 2-Feb 10) Luke Gabbedy (Feb 22-Mar 14)

Flora Bervoix
Angela Hogan    

Virgilio Marino    

Baron Douphol 
Richard Anderson    

Marquis d’Obigny
Andrew Moran    

Doctor Grenvil 
Shane Lowrencev    

Petah Cavallaro    

Jin Tea Kim    

Jonathan McCauley    

Malcolm Ede    

Opera Australia Orchestra
Opera Australia Chorus 

Other information

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