La Traviata

La Traviata is an opera in three acts by Giuseppe Verdi set to an Italian libretto by Francesco Maria Piave. It is based on La Dame aux camélias (1852), a play adapted from the 1848 novel by Alexandre Dumas fils. It was first performed on the 6th of March 1853 at La Fenice opera house in Venice.

This pocket-opera of La Traviata tells the story of the tragic love between transgender Violetta and the romantic Alfredo Germont. Played out against the hypocrisy of upper-class fashionable society, Alfredo and Violetta’s love threatens to shame his family. When his father directly appeals to Violetta to relinquish her one chance of happiness, Violetta submits and her act of self-sacrifice leads to her paying the ultimate price.

Nederlandse Reisopera
Opening on the 5th of November 2021, Odeon Theatre Zwolle
Musical Direction: Alistair Digges
Staging: Dorike van Genderen
Stage & Costume Design: Julie Weideli
Light Design: Tim Van’t Hof

© Nederlandse Reisopera, photos by Marco Borggreve