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Irish National Opera presents Verdi’s La traviata

Wed 29 - Fri 31 May, 8pm

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Irish National Opera presents Verdi’s La traviata, a heart-breaking love story featuring one of the most iconic and romantic scores of all time

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Violetta, a high-spirited, popular courtesan. Alfredo, her devoted but naive lover. The rural bliss they choose is shattered by fear of scandal. When their love reasserts itself, she is already on her deathbed. Opera’s most moving reunion.

Verdi’s La traviata is based on the semi-autobiographical play, La Dame aux camélias (The Lady of the Camellias), by Alexandre Dumas fils. The subject is Dumas’s relationship with Marie Duplessis, someone that composer Franz Liszt once described as the only woman he had ever loved. Verdi’s acute and heart-rending response to a woman who died of TB at the age of 23 has immortalised not just her tragedy, but also her irrepressible character and appeal.

Running time 3 hours with interval.

Sung in Italian with English surtitles.

€34 | €44 | €49*

*Booking fees may apply

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Wed 29 May 8 pm Tickets €34 | €44 | €49* Book
Fri 31 May 8 pm Tickets €34 | €44 | €49* Book
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CAST

Amanda Woodbury Violetta Valéry
Mario Chang Alfredo Germont
Brett Polegato Giorgio Germont
Aebh Kelly Flora Bervoix
Madeline Judge Annina
Patrick Hyland Gastone de Letorières
Brendan Collins Barone Douphol
Seán Boylan Marchese d’Obigny
Graeme Danby Dottore Grenvil
Ben Escorcio Giuseppe
Matthew Mannion Flora’s servant
David Scott Commissioner
Irish National Opera Chorus
Irish National Opera Orchestra

CREATIVE TEAM

Killian Farrell Conductor
Fergus Sheil Conductor (31 May, Cork)
Olivia Fuchs Director
Chris Kelly Assistant Director
Elaine Kelly Assistant Conductor & Chorus Director

Irish National Opera presents Verdi’s La traviata

  • With her gleaming, porcelain voice, Woodbury was able to express every emotion Violetta felt as a courtesan who, at first, did not believe in love and then gave in to love’s pain and joy

    My San Antonio
  • [Amanda Woodbury] has a large and flexible voice, with the lightness and clarity of youth but the warmth of passionate love

    Star-Advertiser
  • Mario Chang, singing Alfredo, is an elegant lyric tenor, and his theatrical poise added much drama to the opera. Chang paused at the perfect moments, offering a moment’s hesitation before toasting with ‘Libiamo ne’ lieti calici’

    CULTURAL VOICE OF NORTH CAROLINA (CVNC)