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
. Sung in Italian, new production. Running time 2hrs 45minsPerformers Janis Kelly (Violetta), Thomas Randle (Alfredo), Keith Latham (Germont Pere), Sarah Pring (Flora), Christopher Saunders (Gastone), Iain Paterson (Baron Douphol), Dominic Burns (Marchese), Michael Mitchell Leigh (Dottore), Christine Bryan (Annina), Peter Bodenham (Giuseppe), Galloway Bell (Commissario).
Music Verdi. Lyrics Francesco Maria Piave. Book by Dumas. Company Opera North. Director Annabel Arden. Conductor Richard Farnes. Conductor Martin Pickard (Nov 3 6 11). Design Nicky Gillibrand. Lighting Paule Constable. Choreographer Leah Hausman.