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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
.Performers Joanna Jeffries (dance captain), Linda Richardson (Violetta Valery), Rebecca Afonwy-Jones (Flora), Philip Lloyd-Evans (Marquis d'Oblgny), Jack O'Kelly (Baron Douphol), Howard Kirk (Gaston), Peter Sonn (Alfredo Germont - until Mar 1), Ji-Min Park (Alfredo Germont - Mar 4/8/11), Leonardo Capalbo (Alfredo Germont from Mar 15), Sian Meinir (Annina), Michael Clifton-Thompson (Giuseppe), Alan Opie (Giorglo Germont), Martin Lloyd (Doctor Grenvil), George Newton-Fitzgerald (Messenger), Laurence Cole (Flora's Servant), Esther Fuge, Joanna Jeffries, Sophia McGregor, Jenna Sloan, Gordon Brandie, Nicholas Keegan, Ashley James Orwin.
Music Verdi. Lyrics Francesco Maria Piave. Book by Dumas. Company Welsh National Opera. Conductor Simon Phillippo. Director David McVicar. Director Sarah Crisp (revival). Design Tanya McCallin. Lighting Jennifer Tipton. Choreographer Andrew George. Lighting Benjamin Naylor (realised on tour). Choreographer Colm Seery (revival).
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