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La Traviata On Sydney Harbour

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Experience the joy and heartbreak of one of the world’s most popular opera at Sydney’s best night out! La Traviata, composed by Giuseppe Verdi talks of the courtesan Violetta who longs for love but lives purely for pleasure. Verdi’s music is incomparable, giving us heartwarmingly good melodies, one after the other!

Why Watch La Traviata

The spectacular production of Verdi’s hugely popular La Traviata returns to stage at the Joan Sutherland Theatre, Sydney Opera House. Director Elijah Moshinsky is all set to take the reins to present this world-famous opera based on the original production by celebrated director Francesca Zambello.

The Story

Violetta Valéry 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.

As Alfredo and Violetta's love threatens to put his family to shame, Alfredo's father takes his appeal to Violetta. As Violetta submits to his wishes, her act of self-sacrifice sees leads to a truly heartrending series of events that is gorgeously depicted and expressed by the opera artists!

Good For

Lovers of Musicals | Fans of Guiseppe Verdi

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Show Details

Genre: Opera

Duration: 2hr 40min (including 2 intervals)

Opening Date: 5 Jul 2023

Closing Date: 4 Nov 2023

Theatre Name: Joan Sutherland Theatre

Theatre Facilities: Wheelchair accessibility, Audio loop

Dress Code: Smart casual


The Joan Sutherland Theatre at the Sydney Opera House has a seating capacity of 1,507. Click here to view the seating map.

Cast & Crew

Leading Roles

Violetta Valéry - Stacey Alleaume (Jul), Irina Lungu (Oct–Nov)

Alfredo Germont - Liparit Avetisyan (Jul), Ji-Min Park (Oct–Nov)

Giorgio Germont - Mario Cassi (Jul), Luke Gabbedy (Oct–Nov)

Baron Douphol - Alexander Sefton

** Conductor**

Renato Palumbo (Jul), Tahu Matheson (Oct–Nov)


Elijah Moshinsky


Matthew Barclay

Additional Tips

The opera is sung in Italian with English surtitles.

You will receive an email confirmation along with your mobile voucher shortly after you book the tickets. Your tickets will be available at the State Theatre, Arts Centre Melbourne about one hour before the performance. You will need to display a photo ID to collect your tickets.

We would recommend reaching the Theatre at least 30 minutes prior to your show.

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