Violetta, a high-spirited, popular courtesan. Alfredo, her devoted but naive lover. The rural bliss they choose is shattered by fear of scandal. When their love reasserts itself, she is already on her deathbed. Opera’s most moving reunion.
Irish National Opera’s new production stars soprano Amanda Woodbury as Violetta, the young woman who defies convention for the sake of true love. The critically acclaimed cast also includes tenor Mario Chang as Alfredo and baritone Brett Polegato as Alfredo’s father Giorgio Germont. Verdi's emotionally charged score, which includes instantly recognisable favourites like "Brindisi" and the hauntingly beautiful "Addio del passato" is conducted by Killian Farrell.
La traviata is directed by Olivia Fuchs and features the Irish National Opera and Irish National Opera chorus.
Sung in Italian with English surtitles.
“With her gleaming, porcelain voice, Woodbury was able to express every emotion Violetta felt as a courtesan who, at first, did not believe in love and then gave in to love’s pain and joy.” My San Antonio, on Amanda Woodbury.
“She has a large and flexible voice, with the lightness and clarity of youth but the warmth of passionate love.” Star-Advertiser Review, on Amanda Woodbury