Production Details

March 2009.
Athenaeum Theatre, Melbourne. Canberra, Hobart and Warrnambool.

Composer: Giuseppe Verdi.
Conductor: Greg Hocking, Rick Prakhoff.
Director: Hugh Halliday.

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.


Violetta Valery — Kerry Gill & Hillary Taylor
Flora — Selena Pettifer & Tania Ferria
Alfredo Germont — Roy Best & Jacob Caine
Giorgio Germont — Manfred Pohlenz & Lucas de Jong
Annina — Felicity Baldock & Anna-Louise Cole
Gaston — Irving Dekterev & Tim Reynolds
Baron Douphol — Roger Howell & Ian Cousins
Marquis d’Obigny — Phillip Calcagno & Yang Liu
Doctor Grenvil — Jerzy Kozlowski & Stephen Brodie
Joseph — Te Ua Houkamau & Richard Wilson
A messenger — Bernie Nolan & Mark Henderson

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
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