La Traviata (audio described)


Date 21 May 2022

Time 12:30 PM


Arts Centre Melbourne – State Theatre, box office

Address 100 St Kilda Road, Melbourne , , VIC

Phone 1300 182 183



Audio Described Saturday 21 May at 12.30pm

Arts Centre Melbourne: State Theatre

100 St Kilda Road, Melbourne
Box Office: 1300 182 183
Companion Cards accepted – please mention Audio Description when booking

Composer: Richard Wagner
Conductor: Tahu Matheson
Director: Olivier Py
Cast includes: Emily Magee, Elena Gabouri, Roberto Aronica, Marco Vratogna, Warwick Fyfe, and Daniel Sumegi.
Opera Australia Chorus and Orchestra Victoria
Sung in German with English surtitles
Duration: 4 hours 20 minutes including two interval

Raise your glass, bat your lashes, it’s Paris in the salons and you’re the life of this party. He’s staring at you, he’s singing for you…Are you tempted?

Violetta wears velvet and lace and drinks only the finest champagne from crystal glasses. Her parties are legendary, her company desired. She’s free and free-spirited, living outside society’s bounds, and for the courtesan, it seems like the party will never end. Could a little love really change everything?

La Traviata is so popular because it puts a life we can only dream of on stage, with its risqué glamour, joys and sorrows. Verdi’s music sings of freedom with flying melodies, makes merry with rousing drinking songs and leaves us with passionate duets between breaking hearts. This production by Elijah Moshinsky is one of our most successful, featuring lush party scenes in Paris and beautiful autumn afternoons in the countryside.

Lavish sets and exquisite costumes combined with Verdi’s famous score offer the perfect way to experience opera for the first time, or the chance to revisit a favourite with an exciting new cast. Home-grown talent Stacey Alleaume is rapidly gaining international recognition. Here, she reprises her role as Violetta after a stunning season in Handa Opera on Sydney Harbour.