Giuseppe Verdi
La Traviata
A fallen woman, a doomed affair

17-29 May 2014

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“A breathtaking production, designed by one of the most influential stage
designers of the 20th century whose work has never been seen live in
Australia until now.” – Richard Mills

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. 

Single tickets now available. Book your tickets >


La traviata is presented by Victorian Opera in association with Fondazione Pergolesi Spontini. Image: La Traviata di G. Verdi, allestimento della Fondazione Pergolesi Spontini (Jesi, Italy). Crediti: Foto Binci. Per gentile concessione della Fondazione Pergolesi Spontini.

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

VENUE
Her Majesty’s Theatre
 

DATES

  • Saturday 17 May, 7.30pm
  • Tuesday 20 May, 7.30pm
  • Thursday 22 May, 7.30pm
  • Saturday 24 May, 7.30pm*
  • Tuesday 27 May, 7.30pm
  • Thursday 29 May, 7.30pm

Sung in Italian with English surtitles. 2 hours and 10 minutes with one interval. *Accessible performance.
 

TICKETS

2014 Season packages have now closed. Single tickets now available to purchase via Ticktek.

  • Online: Click here to BOOK ONLINE >
  • Phone: 1300 795 012
  • In person: Click here to find the outlet closest to you
  • Pricing: Tickets $50 - $175 (booking fee applies). Concession and VOyage ($30 tickets for 30 years and under) available
  • School Bookings: School group booking of 10. One free Adult ticket per school group. Call Ticketek on 1300 364 001

 

ACCESSIBLE PERFORMANCES

Find our more about our accessible peformances >

  • Tactile tour - Saturday 24 May, 6.20pm
  • Audio described performance - Saturday 24 May, 7.30pm

Victorian Opera's for Schools program offers an unique experience for students to experience the world of opera, enhance their musical eductation and have fun. View our Education Brochure online, download a printable version, or visit our website to find out how we can tailor an opera experience for your students >

 

SCHOOL PERFORMANCES

  • Tuesday 20 May, 7.30pm
  • Thursday 22 May, 7.30pm
  • Tuesday 27 May, 7.30pm
  • Thursday 29 May, 7.30pm
  • Pricing: $25 per student
  • School bookings:  School group booking of 10. One free Adult ticket per school group. Call Ticketek on 1300 364 001.

Performed in Italian with surtitles. 2 hours and 10 minutes with one interval.


ADD-ON EXPERIENCES

Masterclass
‘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

  • Her Majesty’s Theatre, Monday 26 May
  • 9.30am: Registration opens
  • 10.00am – 12.30pm: Workshop One (Recitative)
  • 12.30pm – 1.30pm: Lunch
  • 1.30pm – 4.00pm: Workshop Two (Aria)
  • $85 (including complimentary ticket to La traviata)
  • Bookings will be open shortly. For more information, contact Melissa Stark, Education Manager on melissas@victorianopera.com.au

 

ONLINE LEARNING

 

“A breathtaking production, designed by one of the most influential stage
designers of the 20th century whose work has never been seen live in
Australia until now.” – Richard Mills

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. 

Single tickets now available. Book your tickets >


La traviata is presented by Victorian Opera in association with Fondazione Pergolesi Spontini. Image: La Traviata di G. Verdi, allestimento della Fondazione Pergolesi Spontini (Jesi, Italy). Crediti: Foto Binci. Per gentile concessione della Fondazione Pergolesi Spontini.

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

VENUE
Her Majesty’s Theatre
 

DATES

  • Saturday 17 May, 7.30pm
  • Tuesday 20 May, 7.30pm
  • Thursday 22 May, 7.30pm
  • Saturday 24 May, 7.30pm*
  • Tuesday 27 May, 7.30pm
  • Thursday 29 May, 7.30pm

Sung in Italian with English surtitles. 2 hours and 10 minutes with one interval. *Accessible performance.
 

TICKETS

2014 Season packages have now closed. Single tickets now available to purchase via Ticktek.

  • Online: Click here to BOOK ONLINE >
  • Phone: 1300 795 012
  • In person: Click here to find the outlet closest to you
  • Pricing: Tickets $50 - $175 (booking fee applies). Concession and VOyage ($30 tickets for 30 years and under) available
  • School Bookings: School group booking of 10. One free Adult ticket per school group. Call Ticketek on 1300 364 001

 

ACCESSIBLE PERFORMANCES

Find our more about our accessible peformances >

  • Tactile tour - Saturday 24 May, 6.20pm
  • Audio described performance - Saturday 24 May, 7.30pm

Victorian Opera's for Schools program offers an unique experience for students to experience the world of opera, enhance their musical eductation and have fun. View our Education Brochure online, download a printable version, or visit our website to find out how we can tailor an opera experience for your students >

 

SCHOOL PERFORMANCES

  • Tuesday 20 May, 7.30pm
  • Thursday 22 May, 7.30pm
  • Tuesday 27 May, 7.30pm
  • Thursday 29 May, 7.30pm
  • Pricing: $25 per student
  • School bookings:  School group booking of 10. One free Adult ticket per school group. Call Ticketek on 1300 364 001.

Performed in Italian with surtitles. 2 hours and 10 minutes with one interval.


ADD-ON EXPERIENCES

Masterclass
‘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

  • Her Majesty’s Theatre, Monday 26 May
  • 9.30am: Registration opens
  • 10.00am – 12.30pm: Workshop One (Recitative)
  • 12.30pm – 1.30pm: Lunch
  • 1.30pm – 4.00pm: Workshop Two (Aria)
  • $85 (including complimentary ticket to La traviata)
  • Bookings will be open shortly. For more information, contact Melissa Stark, Education Manager on melissas@victorianopera.com.au

 

ONLINE LEARNING