ROH live: La Traviata



Ermonela Jaho, Charles Castronovo, Plácido Domingo, Catherine Carby, Aigul Akhmetshina

Director: Richard Eyre

Running Time: 215 minutes

Certificate: 12A -

Country: UK

Format: 2D

Approximate running time 3 hours 35 minutes, including two intervals. Sung in Italian with English surtitles.
Cast and running time subject to change.

Richard Eyre’s beautiful production provides the perfect setting for Verdi’s opera about a courtesan who sacrifices all for love.

Doors: 18:35
Intro: 18:45
Act I: 19:00
Interval: 19:40 (15 minutes approx.)
Live Welcome Back: 20:00
Act II: 20:10
Interval: 21:20 (15 minutes approx.)
Live Welcome Back: 21:35
Act III: 21:43
Finish: 22:25 approx.

Alfredo Germont and the courtesan Violetta Valéry fall in love at a party in Violetta’s Paris salon. Alfredo is determined to cure Violetta of her tuberculosis, and the couple leave Paris and begin a contented life in the country. But Violetta’s happiness is destroyed when Alfredo’s father Giorgio Germont pays her a visit.

Violetta’s scandalous relationship with Alfredo is jeopardizing Giorgio Germont’s daughter’s engagement, and Germont persuades Violetta to leave his son. Heartbroken, Violetta promises not to tell Alfredo why. Alfredo is stunned when Violetta disappears, and decides she must have left him from self-interest. He confronts her at a Paris party and leaves her. Only when Violetta is dying does he learn the truth.


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