La traviata

Party scenes and moments of aching tenderness collide, as Verdi's iconic romance is lovingly recreated in a brand-new production directed by Australian Sarah Giles.

This season is subject to COVID-19 regulations. 

About the show

One of the greatest romances of all time sees the courtesan Violetta and the aristocratic Alfredo fall into a love that destroys them both. Set against the limits of society’s expectations, and driven by the demands of Alfredo’s father, she makes a decision to save him and sacrifice her love, and in doing so, pays the ultimate price.

Party scenes and virtuosic singing contrast with moments of aching tenderness, constantly moving the action forward with endless melodic invention. Whether you’re a first timer or seasoned opera lover, La traviata never disappoints, reminding us that great storytelling with great music is timeless.

Verdi's masterpiece is lovingly recreated in a brand-new production directed by Australian Sarah Giles, featuring an extraordinary cast of singers with Paul O’Neill, and introducing Samantha Clarke in her role debut as Violetta. 


A Co-Production between West Australian Opera, Opera Queensland and State Opera South Australia.


Composer Giuseppe Verdi
Christopher van Tuinen
Director Sarah Giles
Set and Costume Designer
Charles Davis
Lighting Designer Paul Jackson
Chorus Master
Christopher van Tuinen
Repetiteur Tommaso Pollio

Violetta Valéry Samantha Clarke
Alfredo Germont
Paul O'Neill
Giorgio Germont Simon Meadows
Gastone de Letorieres
Matthew Lester
Baron Douphol Mark Alderson
Marchese d'Obigny Lachlann Lawton
Doctor Grenville Robert Hofmann
Flora Bervoix Fiona Campbell
Annina Brianna Louwen

WAO Chorus

Our event map can be found HERE

This production contains the following:

  • Adult themes

Tactile Tour of La traviata
6.00pm | Thursday 27 October 2022

A Tactile Tour will take place on stage for patrons with vision impairment. Bookings required.



Crew & King Café | Restaurant | Bar is open at the iconic His Majesty’s Theatre and serving the best produce Western Australia has to offer.


Book via The Fork or call (08) 9265 0937

His Majesty's Theatre and West Australian Opera have COVID-19 Safety Policies in place to maintain your safety at La traviata. These efforts include:

  • Hand sanitiser stations readily available.
  • Ongoing frequent deep cleaning regimes across all areas of the venue.
  • COVID-19 safety trained staff in all areas.

Please click HERE for the latest State Government COVID-19 updates.

West Australian Opera will continue to adhere to all State Government requirements in order to maintain the safety of our audiences, artists and staff.  

Please do not attend a live performance if you are unwell. As an interim COVID-19 measure if you are unwell, please contact [email protected] prior to the performance to discuss your options with us. 

Event and ticketing details


Audio Described
Wheelchair Access
Language/sub-title available in english
Tactile Tour

Dates & Times

DURATION 2 hours and 40 minutes with one interval
20 October, 2022 Thursday - 7.30pm
22 October, 2022 Saturday - 7.30pm
25 October, 2022 Tuesday - 7.30pm
27 October, 2022 Thursday - 7.30pm
29 October, 2022 Saturday - 7.30pm


His Majesty's Theatre

825 Hay Street

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