La Traviata (2009)

A superb cast of leading Australian artists including Kerry Gill and Hilary Taylor as the tragic courtesan, Violetta; popular tenors Roy Best and Jacob Caine makes their debuts as her lover Alfredo and Manfred Pohlenz and Lucas de Jong play Alfredo’s father Germont. This superb new production has been designed by Andrew Bellchambers and directed by Hugh Halliday: the acclaimed Melbourne Opera Orchestra and Chorus are conducted by Greg Hocking and Rick Prakhoff.


Grand Italian opera has proven to be a wonderful experience in the superb acoustics and atmospheric intimacy of the historic Athenaeum Theatre.

Sung in English.


Reviews and synopsis


Violetta Valery






Alfredo Germont



Giorgio Germont









Baron Douphol



Marquis d'Obigny



Doctor Grenvil






A messenger

Kerry Gill,

Hillary Taylor


Selena Pettifer,

Tania Ferria


Roy Best,

Jacob Caine


Manfred Pohlenz,

Lucas de Jong


Felicity Baldock,

Anna-Louise Cole


Irving Dekterev,

Tim Reynolds


Roger Howell,

Ian Cousins


Phillip Calcagno,
Yang Liu


Jerzy Kozlowski,

Stephen Brodie


Te Ua Houkamau,

Richard Wilson


Bernie Nolan,

Mark Henderson


Richard Wilson

Oliver Bell

Te Ua Houkamau

Craig Debono

Adam Bryce

Timothy Reynolds

Charles Srour

David Woodberry

Tony Rainer

Dennis Foote

Michael Carr

Mark Henderson

Robert van Keulen

Bernard Nolan

Dick Dowling

Roland Seidl

Giuliana D'Appiio

Cheryl Darvidis

Jodie Jay

Sue Robertson

Myra Lowe

Sue Halls

Cecily Woodberry

Maree Macmillan

Kylie Payman

Anjelka Obradovic

Diana Alexandrova

Kathy Hatton

Norma Tovey

Wendy Trent

Richard Wilson