The Parisian courtesan Violetta leaves a life of extravagance when she falls in love with Alfredo. But soon she is forced to make 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

Find the full plot synopsis and suggested further reading here.

Presented in Italian with projected English text.

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

2 hours and 30 minutes

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Cast

Artistic Team

‡ member of the Young Artists Program
+member of Actors’ Equity Association