Amongst the most popular of Verdi's operas, La traviata is the work of a master of the musical drama. Its perfumed arias and soaring choruses vividly depict the ravishingly decadent but glamorous world of Parisian high society as the background to a heart rending story of romantic happiness destroyed. Original book called La Dame aux Camelias
. RevivalPerformers Sandra Ford (Violetta), Judith Howarth (Violetta - from Sep 28), John Hudson (Alfredo), Ashley Holland (Germont), Claire Weston (Flora), Fredrik Strid (Viscount), Nicholas Garrett (Baron), Riccardo Simonetti (Marquis), Graeme Danby (Doctor), Rebecca de Pont Davies (Annina).
Music Verdi. Lyrics Francesco Maria Piave. Book by Dumas. Company English National Opera. Director Jonathan Miller (original director). Director Steven Stead (revival director). Design Bernard Culshaw. Costume Clare Mitchell. Lighting Tom Mannings. Choreographer Terry John Bates. Translation Edmund Tracey. Conductor Noel Davies (autumn).