La Traviata (2003)

by Giuseppe Verdi


A new production of Verdi’s moving drama of passion and doomed love, La Traviata, at one of Melbourne’s finest opera venues, the historic and intimate Athenaeum Theatre.


With many of Australia’s finest artists led by Helen Noonan, this glamorous new production was set in the dazzling demi-monde of the Paris of the 1920’s. Verdi’s brilliant score contains some of the most famous and moving music in all opera as the Italian master traces the downfall of the fascinating courtesan Violetta just as she has love within her grasp.


Australian conductor Greg Hocking, whose previous credits include performances of Nabucco and Turandot in Europe in 2002, as well as the acclaimed Melbourne production of Tosca, directs the Melbourne Opera Orchestra and Chorus. Directed by Blair Edgar with elegant design by talented young Melburnian Gareth Blaha, and costumes by Silvia Scodellaro. Music and theatre lovers loved this splendid new production of one of the great masterpieces of the operatic canon.


Violetta Valery




Flora Bervoix






Alfredo Germont




Giorgio Germont






Barone Douphol


Marchese D'Obigny


Dottore Grenville







Domestico di Flora

Helen Noonan,

Felicity Baldock,

Polina Volfson


Giselle Baulch,

Lynlee Williams


Jacqueline Styles,

Jo Zablud


Stephen Smith,

Daryl Barclay,

Domenico Cannizzaro


Roger Howell,

 Manfred Pohlenz


Jacob Caine,

Manuel Jimenez Navarro


Peter Donnelly


Piers Bray


Jerzy Kozlowski,

Chris Russell


Rodney Phillips


Robert Ratcliffe


Taso Psychoulas


Jusine Anderson

Amanda Bathgate

Sandro Bolano

Rebecca Crabtree

Kim Edwards

Brendan Egan

Michell Farrugia

Ann Fichera

Marie Finne

Ebony Hack

Sue Halls

Edwina Harrison

Mark Henderson

Fatih Karakas

Sally Kirkcady

Helena Nicolaou
Bernard Nolan

Josh Perillo

Adrian Price

Camila Rivera

Sue Robertson

Anthony Ryan

Roland Seidl

Katrina Soucoultanos

Christopher Stobie

Rachel Sztanski

Norma Tovey

Mary Vidovich

Lynda Watkins

Vanessa West

Cecily Woodberry

David Woodberry