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La traviata by Verdi

What would you give up for love?

Always the belle of the ball, Violetta, the most elegant courtesan in all of Paris, has her choice of wealthy admirers falling at her feet. She lives for the glamorous lifestyle of high society, but when she finds herself deeply in love with the penniless aristocratic poet Alfredo, she is willing to give everything up for him. Can she be accepted just as a woman who has fallen in love, or is she to remain a ‘fallen woman’ whose love has no future?

Based on Alexandre Dumas fils’s novel, La Dame aux Camélias, Verdi’s timeless opera features some of the most evocative arias and melodies including the instantly recognisable Brindisi (the drinking song) and the beautifully poignant finale, Addio del passato. Elegant and highly charged, WNO’s five-star production will leave you in no doubt why this heart-wrenching tale of thwarted love, scandal and self-sacrifice makes La traviata a favourite with audiences across the world.

Sung in Italian, with English surtitles.

Co-production with Scottish Opera, Gran Teatre del Liceu, Barcelona and Teatro Real, Madrid.


The appearance of any member of cast is subject to change and may be affected by contracts, holiday, illness, or events beyond the producers' control.

Running Time

Approximately 2 hours and 45 minutes including 2 intervals.

Age Advice:

Recommended parental guidance


May contain haze effects.

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Accessible Performances

Audio Described Performance Audio Described: Friday 24 November 2023 at 7.30pm

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