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.
"An absolute triumph" – AU Review
"Sexy, Sublime and Stunning" – The Creative Issue
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.
SUNG IN ITALIAN WITH ENGLISH SURTITLES.
A Co-Production between West Australian Opera, Opera Queensland and State Opera South Australia.
Composer Giuseppe Verdi
Violetta Valéry Samantha Clarke
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HOW CAN I VIEW THE PROGRAM AT THE EVENT?
You can view the program at the event via your smartphone. There will be QR codes available at His Majesty's Theatre. When you scan the QR code with your smartphone camera, the program will load.
A collaboration with West Australian Opera and Brookfield Place Perth.
Each year opera lovers from around the globe celebrate the beauty of the artform with World Opera Day (25 October) with many companies choosing to continue with week long celebrations.
Brookfield Place are proud partners of West Australian Opera, Western Australia’s State Opera Company. Together we celebrate World Opera Week with the artistry, flavours and sounds of opera within the precinct.
Learn more here
Sketch to Stage
MONDAY 17 TO FRIDAY 28 OCTOBER
View the beautiful designs by Charles Davis, Set and Costume Designer for La traviata, in an exhibit of costume sketches paired with a costume from the production.
Surprise Lunchtime Performances
TUESDAY 25 AND THURSDAY 27 OCTOBER
Tune in for performance moments by West Australian Opera Young Artists
Flavours of the Opera
MONDAY 17 TO FRIDAY 28 OCTOBER
Opera Cake at Sha Patisserie
The Music of the Night Cocktail at W Churchill
This production contains the following:
- Adult themes
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.
Event and ticketing details
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
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