La Traviata

It was with “La Traviata” that we launched Melbourne Opera in 2003 and we are pleased to revive this 2009 production as part of out 10th anniversary.

Production Details

September 11, 15, 18, 20, 22; October 11, 2013
Athenaeum Theatre, Melbourne.
Robert Blackwood Hall, Monash University.
Running Time:
2hr 45m, with two intervals.

Composer: Giuseppe Verdi
Conductor: Greg Hocking, Raymond Lawrence
Director: Suzanne Chaundy
Starring: Roy Best, Caroline Vercoe, Antoinette Halloran, Angelo Hogan, Ian Cousins.

Leading International soprano Antoinette Halloran makes her debut as the doomed courtesan Violetta in Melbourne Opera’s highly successful production of the most popular opera in the world.

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

This production, directed by Suzanne Chaundy, will be dedicated to our Founding Patron Lady Potter AC

(Sung in English)


Press & Reviews

“It is a great celebration of the achievements of Melbourne Opera, a company that is dedicated to providing accessible opera in Melbourne.”
— Theatre Press

Cast & Crew

Violetta – Antoinette Halloran, Kerry Gill.
Alfredo – Roy Best, Sam Sakker
Flora – Caroline Vercoe, Angela Hogan
Germont – Manfred Pohlenz
Baron – Ian Cousins, James Payne
Marquis – Simon Meadows, Michael Lampard
Gaston – Jacob Caine
Annina – Felicity Baldock, Anna-Louise Cole
Dr Grenvil – Matthew Thomas
Joseph – Nick Renfree-Marks, Nicholas Webb
Messenger – Mark Henderson, Bernie Nolan
Servant – Michael Carr

Alexandra Oke, Ali Doostdar, Anna Peterson, Antonio Cirocco, Ariel Chou, Bernie Nolan, Cailin Howarth, Cameron Sibly, Cecily Woodberry, Cheryl Darvidis, Daniel Felton, David Phillips, David Woodberry, Debra O’Connor, Edward Perin, Elisabeth Denk, Eloise Kerr, Geoff King, Giuliana D’Appio, James Ash, Jessica Bull, Jodie Debono, Julia Harper, Kathy Hatton, Leah Binns, Maree Macmillan, Mark Henderson, Megan Whiteside, Michael Carr, Myfanwy Coghill, Nicholas Webb, Othon Charalambous, Peter Hanway, Robert Van Keulen, Robyn-Jane Lacey, Roland Seidl, Scott Edwards, Sue Halls, Sue Robertson, Steve Marsh, Taryn Silver, Tim Daly, Zoe Taylor.


Director: Suzanne Chaundy
: Greg Hocking, Raymond Lawrence
Designer – Set: Andrew Bellchambers
Designer – Costume: Linda Britten
Designer – Lighting: Scott Allan
Head of Music/Chorus Master/Repetiteur: Raymond Lawrence
Head of Wardrobe: Debra Hallam
Stage Manager: Michele Forbes
Assistant Stage Manager: Jake Deegen
Assistant Director: David Lawson-Smith
Wigs, Hair, Makeup: Amanda Commings
Set Construction: Greg Carroll
Company Manager: Robbie McPhee
Producer: Greg Hocking AM