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La traviata - Scottish Opera

  • Thu 30 May – Sat 01 Jun 2024
  • His Majesty's Theatre

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La traviata – Scottish Opera

This beloved production, which began life at Scottish Opera in 2008, has been seen at opera houses around the world.

Violetta Valéry lives on borrowed time. In Paris’ hedonistic high society, she squeezes each day for its joys before her illness catches up with her. When the idealistic young Alfredo offers true love, happiness seems possible – but her past has exacted a price. Giuseppe Verdi’s devastating tragedy has inspired countless retellings, including cult favourite films Pretty Woman and Moulin Rouge!.

With his characteristic eye for detail, Sir David McVicar (Il trittico, Falstaff, Pelléas et Mélisande) gets to the love and loss at the core of this doomed love affair in his passionate, gripping, and startlingly intimate Belle Époque production. Tanya McCallin’s sumptuous designs centre Violetta’s journey and enduring legacy despite her fleeting life. Verdi’s magnificent score sweeps the characters through every shifting mood – from the wildly dramatic to the most vulnerable moments.

Cast & Creatives

Conductor Stuart Stratford
Director Sir David McVicar
Revival Director Leo Castaldi
Designer Tanya McCallin
Lighting Designer Jennifer Tipton
Choreographer Andrew George

Violetta Valéry Hye-Youn Lee
Alfredo Germont Ji-Min Park
Giorgio Germont Philip Rhodes
Baron Douphol Nicholas Lester
Flora Lea Shaw
Gastone Monwabisi Lindi
Marchese D’Obigny Ross Cumming
Annina Heather Ireson
Doctor Grenvil Thomas D. Hopkinson

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Enhance your experience of La Traviata with a pre-show talk on Saturday 1 June.


Group discounts available:
SCHOOL GROUPS 10+: £15 per ticket (rear stalls and upper circle only) plus 1 in 10 free
GROUPS 8+: £3 off and 1 in 15 free

Important information

Sung in Italian with English supertitles


Running time approx. 2 hrs 55 mins with two intervals. First interval 20 mins Second interval 20 mins


£67 - £23; UNDER 26 £15 tickets


Friends’ discount

£4 off Thursday performance only

The Terrace

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His Majesty’s Theatre’s bar and café, The Terrace is open and we are ready to welcome you in!

Bookings are open for everyone, whether you are attending a show at the theatre or not. You can complement and enhance your theatre experience with light lunches before a matinee or meals with an evening show. Or pop in for a coffee, or a drink and enjoy the view.

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La traviata Scottish Opera