SEASON 07/08

The story of love and betrayal. By Giuseppe Verdi

La Traviata

Date : 25, 26, 28 & 29 January 2008
Time : 8.00pm
Venue : Esplanade Theatre
Language : Sung in Italian with English and Chinese Surtitles
Enquiry : 6336 1929

"Is this the cruel ending for all the bliss that we longed?"

So sings Violetta to her lover before she dies, and so sums up the story of La Traviata, the tale of one woman's tragic struggle for love and happiness. La Traviata is arguably Giuseppe Verdi's most successful opera and one of the most performed operas today, owing to its universal story of love, compassion and self-sacrifice, and Verdi's haunting music.

Belle epoche Paris takes centre stage in this brand new production by Australian director Stephen Barlow. Violetta’s poignant decline and redemption is set against the decadent atmosphere of the famous Parisian Exposition Universelle. Sung in Italian with English and Chinese surtitles.