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La Traviata

Booking Confirmation by email

Ticket pick-up at the evening box office

Run time: 2hrs 30min, 1 intermission


Subtitles in English, German, Italian, French, Russian, Japanese, Spanish, Chinese

La Traviata’s beautiful melodies and poignant depiction of the fragility of love have made the work a favorite of generations of opera-goers. Pretty Yende is Violetta, the “fallen woman” of the opera’s title, who knows that the tuberculosis she suffers from will take her life. But then she meets the young and idealistic Alfredo (Frédéric Antoun), who offers her true love—with tragic consequences. Igor Golovatenko is Giorgio Germont, Alfredo’s stern father, and Giacomo Sagripanti leads the Vienna State Opera orchestra and chorus.

After booking online, you will receive two emails: a Booking Request email will arrive immediately and a second, separate email with your Booking Confirmation will arrive within 48 hours.

We recommend arriving at least 30 min prior to curtain time. Please bring your printed Booking Confirmation to the Evening Box Office in the foyer of the Opera House. The evening box office opens one hour before curtain.

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Public transport:

Underground: U1, U2, U4 – Stop at KARLSPLATZ
Trams: 1, 2, D, 62, 71 – Stop at OPERNRING

After the performance taxis will drive up to the main entrance.

Conductor Giacomo Sagripanti

Violetta Valéry Pretty Yende

Flora Bervoix Margaret Plummer

Annina Donna Ellen

Alfred Germont Juan Diego Flórez

George Germont Igor Golovatenko

Giuseppe Verdi (1813–1901) is considered Italy’s leading opera composer of the 19th century. In the course of his remarkable career he composed 28 operas, at least half of which are at the core of today’s repertoire.

Librettist Francesco Maria Piave (1810–1876) worked with Verdi between 1844 and 1862. Piave wrote 10 librettos for Verdi, the most well-known being those for La traviata and Rigoletto.

The source for La Traviata’s libretto is La Dame aux camélias (1852), a play adapted from the semi-autobiographical novel of the same name by Alexandre Dumas fils (1824–1895).