Verdi's La Traviata

Francesca Zambello (stage director), Brian Castles-Onion (conductor) — With Emma Matthews (Violetta), Gianluca Terranova (Alfredo), Jonathan Summers (Giorgio), Margaret Plummer (Flora) ...

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Francesca Zambello — Stage director

Brian Thomson — Set designer

Tess Schofield — Costumes

John Rayment — Lighting designer

Stephen Baynes — Choreographer

Tony David Cray — Sound Designer

Emma Matthews — Violetta

Gianluca Terranova — Alfredo

Jonathan Summers — Giorgio

Margaret Plummer — Flora

Martin Buckingham — Gastone

James Clayton — Baron Douphol

Christopher Hillier — Marquis d'Obigny

John Bolton Wood — Doctor Grenvil

Sarah Sweeting — Annina

Samuel Sakker — Giuseppe

Tom Hamilton — Messenger

Program notes

The breathtaking Sydney Harbour serves as a backdrop for a rich and unique staging of an Italian opera masterpiece, inspired by a classic of French literature! Opera Australia invite you to join them for a riveting production of Verdi's La Traviata in a superb mise en scène by Francesca Zambello, which brings the fashion of 1880s Paris to meet the extravagance of metropolitan Australia in the middle of Mardi Gras festivities.

Onstage, we have the great fortune of spending time with star soprano Emma Matthews in the role of Violetta Valery, a popular courtesan who falls in love with the well-bred Alfredo Germont (a brilliant Gianluca Terranova). But Alfredo's father Giorgio, played by the excellent Jonathan Summers, has a vested interest in controlling the romantic liaisons of his son and heir, and does not approve of their entanglement... The pitch-perfect melodrama is adapted from La Dame aux Camélias by Alexandre Dumas.

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