From legendary European designer Josef Svoboda, comes a towering vision of Verdi’s famous opera, dubbed the ‘Traviata of the mirrors’. Through the extraordinary window of a giant mirror, the audience gazes into the life of the ‘fallen woman’. Violetta Valéry is a celebrated courtesan who must choose between her desire for high society and her longing for love. Australian singing revelation Jessica Pratt brings to life the tragic figure of Violetta, a role often considered the pinnacle of soprano repertoire.
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La traviata is presented by Victorian Opera in association with Fondazione Pergolesi Spontini. Image: La Traviata, Fondazione Pergolesi Spontini (Jesi, Italy) © Foto Binci.
Conductor Richard Mills
Director & Lighting Designer Henning Brockhaus
Set Designer Josef Svoboda
Costume Designer Giancarlo Colis
Set Designer for New Adaption Benito Leonori
Assistant Director & Choreographer Valentina Escobar
Violetta Valéry Jessica Pratt
Alfredo Germont Alessandro Scotto di Luzio
Giorgio Germont José Carbó
Flora Bervoix Dimity Shepherd
Gastone de Letorières Carlos E. Bárcenas
Baron Douphol Nathan Lay
Marchese d’Obigny Jeremy Kleeman
Doctor Grenvil Jerzy Kozlowski
Victorian Opera Chorus
Victorian Opera Chamber Orchestra
Her Majesty’s Theatre
Sung in Italian with English surtitles. 2 hours and 10 minutes with one interval. *Accessible performance.
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Performed in Italian with surtitles. 2 hours and 10 minutes with one interval.
‘19th Century Italian Recitative and Aria’
Working from a list of prescribed Italian recitatives and arias, students will have the unique opportunity to participate in a Vocal Masterclass led by Victorian Opera Artistic Director Richard Mills and Music Staff, with special guest Rosamund Illing. The workshop will take place on the stage of Her Majesty’s Theatre, adding to the experience. Places will be available for those wishing to present a chosen work as well as observers
Get up close and personal with the team from La traviata. Learn about the creative process, including a short performance and Q&A session.Monday 28 April, 6pm, The Wheeler Centre. Find out more >
Richard Mills recently caught up with Australian soprano Jessica Pratt following her triumph in Lucia di Lammermoor at Milans’ famous La Scala theatre. Read the blog here >
Master of Music (Opera Performance) student Nathan Lay studied in the home of Fondazione Pergolesi Spontini earlier this year. See photos from his trip and read his journey here >
“Scenery is not an end in itself, but a logical component of the complementary arts of the stage. The scenic artist collaborates on equal terms with the author and the director” - Josef Svoboda. Read the article in The New York Times >