Giuseppe Verdi

La traviata

When the world worships wealth, love costs dearly.

23 Oct–12 Nov 2023

La traviata is an opera that 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 the ENO to conduct Giuseppe Verdi’s masterpiece, which contrasts spectacular party scenes with tender, intimate moments – underpinned with classic opera songs you’re bound to recognise. Singing Violetta is outstanding soprano, Nicole Chevalier. She is joined by Jose Simerilla Romero as Alfredo and Roland Wood as Giorgio Germont, along with 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 at the London Coliseum with the ENO’s 2023 production of 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 the words displayed above the stage (Surtitles)

Age guidance: 12+

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

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La traviata FAQs

La traviata is an opera composed by Giuseppe Verdi. Exploring themes of love, sacrifice and societal expectations in 19th-century Paris, this iconic opera tells the tragic love story of Violetta, a courtesan, and Alfredo, a young nobleman. 

An ENO performance of La traviata is roughly 1hr 50mins with no interval. Book your tickets to see this romantic opera in 2023. 

This ENO season, you can watch La traviata live at the London Coliseum, where the production is running from the 23 October to the 12 November 2023. Book your tickets now to avoid missing out on Verdi’s iconic opera!  

La traviata is a great opera for beginners. With its beautiful music, compelling story and accessible melodies, it’s no surprise that La traviata is one of the most popular and frequently performed operas today. Its engaging themes also resonate with audiences, making it an easy introduction to the world of opera. 

If you’re an opera newbie, read our beginner’s guide for all you need to know about this incredible art form.