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 Linda Richardson (Violetta - Sep 21/28/Oct 10/17/19/25 Nov 7/14), Anush Hovhannisyan (Violetta - Sep 30 Oct 4/6/12/27 Nov 9/16/21/23), Rebecca Afonwy-Jones (Flora), Philip Lloyd-Evans (Marquis), Howard Kirk (Gaston), Kang Wang (Alfredo), Sian Meinir (Annia), Simon Crosby Buttle (Giuseppe), Roland Wood (Germont), Martin Lloyd (Doctor Grenvil), George Newton-Fitzgerald (The Messenger), Laurence Cole (Flora's Servant), Maria Comes (Dancer).
Music Verdi. Lyrics Francesco Maria Piave. Book by Dumas. Company Welsh National Opera. Conductor James Southall. Director David McVicar. Director Sarah Crisp (revival director). Director Sarah Crisp (revival director). Design Tanya McCallin. Lighting Jennifer Tipton (original lighting designer). Choreographer Andrew George (original choreographer). Choreographer Colm Seery (revival choreographer/dance captain).