Witness the quintessential operatic experience with Guiseppe Verdi’s classic, La Traviata. Brought to the stage at Dubai Opera by the National Opera of Ukraine, this is a story that has been told for centuries and is surely destined to please purists, as well as those who’ve never experienced the classic before.
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why watch la traviata
Any opera house worthy of its name has to host Verdi’s classic, La Traviata, which contains all elements an opera buff is bound to like: romance, drama and a stunning score full of vivid melodies. Hosted by the National Opera of Ukraine named after Taras Shevchenko, the opera features a score full of incredible melodies, and some of the most difficult arias in the soprano repertoire. With vivid characters and a tense plot paired with Verdi’s heartbreaking and perfectly attuned music, there isn’t going to be a dry eye in the whole opera house so keep the tissues handy.
This production is also the best entryway for anyone looking to experience the Dubai Opera House - the opera, after all, played an important role in the chemistry between Richard Gere and Julia Roberts in the film Pretty Woman
Violetta Valery is plagued by an illness that is sure to kill her. She knows that she is not left with much time to live, and as a courtesan, she has never experienced the magic of true love. She is smart, well-read, and charming; characteristics that were not common amongst 19th-century courtesans. When she meets Alfredo Germont at a party, Violetta is deeply moved by Alfredo’s honest demeanor and child-like attitude to life. She presents him with a single camellia and asks him to return once the flower has withered. Alfredo is overjoyed, for this was an invitation to a rendezvous in the near future.
In the second act, Violetta and Alfredo live a quiet life in the country, far from the bustling cities of Europe. Soon, Alfredo finds out that they are only able to afford their luxuries because Violetta has been selling all her property. He journeys to Paris in search of a way to earn an honest living, promising his beloved that he will soon rejoin her. In his absence, Giorgio Germont, Alfredo’s father, visits Violetta. He admonishes her for tempting his son into a shameful relationship with a courtesan. As the conversation builds, he realises that Violetta was never after Alfredo’s money, thus leading him to gently declare that it is not right for Violetta to remain with Alfredo, although she does indeed love him unconditionally. Violetta succumbs to the demands of Giorgio and takes up her old profession in the city once more. What follows is a truly heartrending series of events that is gorgeously depicted and expressed by the opera artists!
Fans of Romantic Tales | Lovers of Opera | Fans of Verdi
know before you go
The Dubai Opera has a seating capacity of 2000.
No food or drinks purchased outside are permitted inside Dubai Opera.
Rules and Regulations
- Latecomers will be allowed inside the hall only during a break.
- The door of the auditorium will be closed 5 minutes before the show commences.
- The use of any camera recording devices is strictly prohibited inside the hall.
- Bars open 2 hours before the show begins.
- All Boxes are General Admission, with seating on a first-come, first-served basis. Seats cannot be reserved before arrival.
Your mobile tickets will be sent to your email. Please show the mobile voucher along with a valid photo ID and skip the box office line to enter the Opera theater.
Ticket Redemption Point
Dubai Opera, Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Boulevard, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Get off at Dubai Mall Metro Station using buses D01, D03A, F13. Then take the walkway to Dubai Opera along Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Boulevard.
Get off at Burj Khalifa station on the red line. Take the walkway from Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Boulevard to Dubai Opera. Please note that walking time is approximately 25 minutes.
This performance is valid for the date selected at the time of booking.