The return of David McVicar's production of this grandiose melodrama

A remarkable feature of La traviata is the realistic view it takes of the tale of Violetta, who recalls her life as a courtesan in a series of flashbacks as she lies on her deathbed.  It is an exaltation of life itself and of qualities such as generosity, compassion and self-sacrifice which are quashed by the implacable verdict of a class-based society. Alfredo, the stereotype of the ardent, spellbound lover, is a member of that very society.

David McVicar's skilled production enables us to make a contemporary re-reading of the plot and explore the characters' innermost feelings. This grandiose melodrama in a period setting tells how a noble love is sacrificed to the cult of material wealth.

Verdi announces his intention to defy the rules in the delicate and sensitive prelude, written solely for the strings. His tragic heroine Violetta stands naked before an implacable, brutal community for whom the pursuit of pleasure justifies the immolation of an innocent woman on the altar of bourgeois morality.

With the collaboration of:

La traviata​

Libretto by Francesco Maria Piave based on La dame aux camélias by Alexandre Dumas fils. 
World premiere: Teatro La Fenice 06/03/1853.
First Barcelona performance: 25/10/1855 at the Gran Teatre del Liceu.
Last Liceu performance: 18/07/2015.
Total number of Liceu performances: 251.

  • Approximate running time 2h 50m

Artistic profile

Speranza Scappucci
Conductor (Assistant)
Daniel Montané (7, 14, 19 and 29 December)
Stage director
David McVicar
Marie Lambert
Set design and costumes
Tanya McCallin
Lighting design
Jennifer Tipton
Gran Teatre del Liceu, Scottish Opera (Glasgow), Welsh National Opera (Cardiff) and Teatro Real (Madrid)
Symphony Orchestra and Chorus of the Liceu Opera Barcelona
Director of the Chorus
Conxita Garcia


Violetta ValéryKristina Mkhitaryan5th,9th,12th,14th,17th,20th,29th December
Lisette Oropesa10th,15th,19th,27th December
Pretty Yende13th,21th,28th,30th December
Flora BervoixLaura Vila
AninnaGemma Coma-Alabert
Alfredo GermontPavol Breslik5th,9th,12th,14th,17th,20th,27th,29th December
Dmitry Korchak10th,13th,15th,19th,21th,28th,30th December
Giorgio GermontGeorge Gagnidze5th,9th,12th,14th,27th,29th December
Giovanni Meoni10th,13th,15th,19th,21th,28th,30th December
Àngel Òdena17th,20th December
GastoneAntonio Lozano
Baró DoupholGerardo Bullón
Marquès d’ObignyTomeu Bibiloni
Doctor GrenvilFelipe Bou

Cast change

  • Sopranos Pretty Yende (December 13, 21, 28 & 30) and Lisette Oropesa (December 10, 15, 19 & 27) perform the role of Violetta replacing Rosa Feola, who has has withdrawn from the production due to personal reasons.
  • Baritones George Gagnidze (December 5, 9, 12, 14, 27 & 29) and Àngel Òdena (December 17 & 20) sing the role of Giorgio Germont replacing George Petean, who has has withdrawn from the production due to personal reasons.
  • Tenor Antonio Lozano sings the role of Gaston replacing Aaron Blake, who has has withdrawn from the production due to personal reasons.

December 2020

5Saturday19:00Turn Cbuy
9Wednesday19:00Turn Bbuy
10Thursday19:00Turn PAbuy
12Saturday18:00Turn Fbuy
13Sunday17:00Turn PDbuy
14Monday19:00Turn Abuy
15Tuesday19:00Turn Gbuy
17Thursday19:00Turn Ebuy
19Saturday19:00Turn PBbuy
20Sunday18:00Turn Tbuy
21Monday19:00Turn Dbuy
28Monday19:00Turn PCbuy
30Wednesday19:00Turn Hbuy

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