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.

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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
Daniel Montané (14, 16, 19 and 29 December)
Stage director
David McVicar
Marie Lambert
Set design and costumes
Tanya McCallin
Andrew George
Lighting design
Jennifer Tipton
Coreography assistant
Colm Seery
Lighting design assistant
Nicolas Fischtel
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
Musical director assistant
Daniel Montané
Musical assistants
Véronique Werklé, Vanessa García, Rodrigo de Vera, David-Huy Nguyen-Phong and Jaume Tribó


Violetta ValéryKristina Mkhitaryan4th,14th,17th,20th,28th,29th December
Pretty Yende5th,16th,21th,23th December
Lisette Oropesa15th,19th,22th,27th December
Ermonela Jaho30th December
Flora BervoixLaura Vila
AninnaGemma Coma-Alabert
Alfredo GermontPavol Breslik4th,14th December
Dmitry Korchak5th,15th,16th,19th,21th,23th,28th,30th December
Arturo Chacón-Cruz17th,20th,22th,27th,29th December
Giorgio GermontGeorge Gagnidze4th,14th,22th,27th,29th December
Giovanni Meoni5th,15th,19th,21th,28th,30th December
Àngel Òdena16th,17th,20th,23th December
GastoneAntonio Lozano
Baró DoupholGerardo Bullón
Marquès d’ObignyTomeu Bibiloni
Doctor GrenvilFelipe Bou

Cast change

  • Sopranos Pretty Yende (December 5,13,16, 21, 23 & 28) and Lisette Oropesa (December 8,10,15,19, 22 & 27) perform the role of Violetta replacing Rosa Feola, who has has withdrawn from the production due to personal reasons.
  • Soprano Ermonela Jaho sings the role of Violetta on the performance of December 30.
  • Baritones George Gagnidze (December 4, 8,10,12,14, 22, 27 & 29) and Àngel Òdena (December 16,17, 20 & 23) 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.
  • Tenors Dmitry Korchak and Arturo Chacón-Cruz sing the role of  Alfredo on performances December 16 and 17, respectively, due to Pavol Breslik is affected by laryngitis.
  • Tenor Arturo Chacón-Cruz sings the part of Alfredo on performances December 20, 22, 27 & 29, due to Pavol Breslik is still recovering from laryngitis and he can't sing more performances.

December 2020

5Saturday19:00Turn C
9Wednesday19:00Turn BCancelled
10Thursday19:00Turn P (PA)Cancelled
12Saturday18:00Turn FCancelled
13Sunday17:00Turn PDCancelled
14Monday19:00Turn A
15Tuesday19:00Turn G
17Thursday19:00Turn E
19Saturday19:00Turn PB
20Sunday18:00Turn T
21Monday19:00Turn D
28Monday19:00Turn PC
30Wednesday19:00Turn H

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