Giuseppe Verdi

La traviata

When the world worships wealth, love costs dearly.

23 Oct–12 Nov 2023

La traviata tells the story of the tragic love between the courtesan Violetta and the romantic Alfredo Germont.

Violetta turns her back on a life of glamour, style and standing for the man she loves. But upper-class fashionable society, feeling itself spurned, decides it’s not a suitable match. Alfredo and Violetta’s love threatens to shame his family. 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.

Richard Farnes returns to ENO to conduct Verdi‘s masterpiece which contrasts spectacular party scenes with tender, intimate moments. Singing Violetta is outstanding soprano, Nicole Chevalier. She is joined by Jose Simerilla Romero as Alfredo and Roland Wood as Giorgio Germont and ENO Harewood Artists, Zwakele Tshabalala as Gastone and Amy Holyland as Flora.

Book your tickets to enjoy one of the most iconic, romantic and tragic operas of all time in Verdi’s La traviata.

Italian Cultural Institute






Supported by the Italian Cultural Institute


‘a totally convincing piece of music theatre, which tightens and intensifies Verdi’s score musically as well as dramatically’


'non-stop music which keeps the audience riveted throughout.'

Daily Express

'this is a fiercely intelligent, gripping show'

Evening Standard

Running Time
1hrs 50mins

There is no interval.

We have an Access Scheme for our audiences with a disability, a health condition, or different access needs to ensure everyone has a comfortable and enjoyable visit.
Tickets start at just £10 plus £3.75 booking fee and £1.50 building levy per ticket. A maximum of £10.50 per transaction is charged.
Sung in English, with subtitles projected above the stage

For more information, please contact our box office on 020 7845 9300 or [email protected]

Discover La traviata

La Traviata Creative Team 2023

Richard Farnes


Peter Konwitschny


Ruth Knight

Revival Director

Johannes Leiacker

Set & Costume Designer

Joachim Klein

Original Lighting Designer

Martin Fitzpatrick


La Traviata Cast 2023

Nicole Chevalier


except 7 Nov

Gabriella Cassidy


7 Nov

Jose Simerilla Romero


Roland Wood

Giorgio Germont

Amy Holyland

Flora Bervoix

Sarah-Jane Lewis


Zwakele Tshabalala


Frederick Tong

Baron Douphol

Patrick Keefe

Marchese d’Obigny

Jonathan Lemalu

Doctor Grenvil