An Insider's Guide to La Traviata: videos, audio previews, articles, and more.

Watch the La Traviata trailer (above). 

Watch a preview discussion with Anthony Freud, Sir Andrew Davis, and Renée Fleming (above). 

Read the plot synopsis.



Verdi's Violetta: Revealing a Heroine's Soul

Learn about Violetta, heroine of La Traviata, in an article by Lyric dramaturg Roger Pines.

A Conversation with the Director

Arin Arbus, who debuts at Lyric Opera with La Traviata, spoke during spring 2013 with the company’s manager of media relations, Magda Krance. (Edited by Lyric dramaturg Roger Pines)

Click here to read the interview. 

 Arin Arbus

Illustrations: Costume sketches by Cait O'Connor 


La Traviata Audio Preview

Recordings used by permission of EMI Classics.


La Traviata Discovery Series

A tale of a courtesan with a heart of gold and a young man from a proper family, who are forced to deal with a very cruel world. Marina Rebeka (Violetta), Joseph Calleja (Alfredo), and Quinn Kelsey (Germont) join conductor Massimo Zanetti and director Arin Arbus to discuss this Verdi masterpiece.

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La Traviata Commentary

La Traviata
by Giuseppe Verdi

© 2013/14 Lyric Opera Commentaries 

Original sound recordings of musical excerpts used by permission of EMI Classics. All rights reserved. Post-production services provided by Mark Travis, Producer.


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