The Parisian courtesan Violetta leaves a life of extravagance when she falls in love with Alfredo. But soon she is forced to made a terrible choice. With showpiece arias such as “Sempre libera” and its touching story, La traviata is one of the most beloved works in the operatic canon. After 10 years, the opera returns to the Glimmerglass stage in a stunning co-production with Washington National Opera.

“I believe this opera is musically and dramatically just about perfect. Every character we encounter sings music that is thrilling, dramatic and true to their soul.” – Francesca Zambello, director

Presented in Italian with projected English text.

New co-production with Washington National Opera, The Atlanta Opera, Seattle Opera and Indiana University.


Show Boat

Join Cap'n Andy Hawks and his extended family on a journey of love and heartbreak.

The Ghosts of Versailles

Follow the ghost of Marie Antoinette in this hilarious and tuneful production.


In this new opera, a black man in a blue police officer's uniform and his wife are faced with an unimaginable loss.


Amanda Woodbury, Violetta Valéry

Kang Wang, Alfredo Germont

Adrian Timpau, Giorgio Germont

Artistic Team

Joseph Colaneri, Conductor

Francesca Zambello, Director

Peter J. Davison, Set Designer

Jess Goldstein, Costume Designer

Mark McCullough, Lighting Designer

Parker Esse, Original Choreographer

Andrea Beasom, Choreography Remounted by

Dave Bova, Hair & Makeup Designer

Kelley Rourke, Projected Titles

* member of the Young Artists Program