La traviata

7:30 pm
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HALL: Wilfrid-Pelletier

LOCATION: Place des Arts

PREOPERA: 6:30 pm

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La traviata

After the success of Rigoletto (2010) and Il trovatore (2011), the Opéra de Montréal concludes its presentation of Verdi's “popular trilogy.” Inspired by the immortal La Dame aux camélias, this timeless drama remains one of the world's most frequently performed operas. A high-calibre European cast is featured here, led by outstanding star Myrtò Papatanasiu.


Violetta, a well-known courtesan, is in love with Alfredo, a young man from a good family. Alfredo’s father convinces Violetta to renounce her love for the sake of honour... Overcome with despair and illness, sacrificed upon the altar of convention, Violetta meets her end.

  • Opera in 3 acts
  • Libretto: Francesco Maria Piave, after Alexandre Dumas’s La dame aux camélias
  • Premiere: La Fenice, Venice, 6 March 1853
  • Sung in Italian with English and French surtitles
  • PRODUCTION : Opéra de Montréal

Last OdM Production: november 2006


Violetta Myrtò Papatanasiu / Alfredo Roberto De Biasio / Germont Luca Grassi / Flora Aidan Ferguson / Gastone Jean-Michel Richer / Annina Karine Boucher / Barone Douphol Patrick Mallette / Dottore Grenvil Alexandre Sylvestre / Marchese d'Obigny Tomislav Lavoie / Giuseppe David Menzies / A Commissioner Cairan Ryan / Conductor Fabrizio Maria Carminati / Director Michael Cavanagh / Set Designer Tom Mays / Costume Designer Gail Bakkom / Lighting Designer Anne-Catherine Simard-Deraspe / Chœur de l’Opéra de Montréal Orchestre Métropolitain


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A dynamic and “user-friendly” introduction to the performance. Hosted by musicologist Pierre Vachon, this get-together is like a journey into the heart of the work’s music and history, its libretto and its symbols, the production’s artists, etc.

  • Language: in French with brief summary in English.
  • Duration: 30 minutes
  • Place: Piano Nobile, salle Wilfrid-Pelletier
  • Time: 6:30 pm
  • Cost: Free for subscribers ; $5 for general public