Violetta and Alfredo

Violetta (Elizabeth Slade) and Alfredo (Lawrence Thackeray)

The cast

ViolettaElizabeth Slade
Alfredo GermontLawrence Thackeray
Giorgio Germont John Morgan
Flora Lydia Finch
GastonAnt Goffart
Baron Douphol Chris Moore
Marquis d'Obigny Don Crerar
Doctor Grenvil James Mitchell
Annina Ella Foster

LA TRAVIATA – 2015 production

Stage director Jim Petts; Set designer/assistant stage director Suzanne Thomson; Musical director Benjamin Hamilton; Producers Cathy Black, Felicity Merchant, Karen Cameron-Taylor.

Thirteen years since last staging this most popular of operas, we returned to La Traviata with a new venue at Arlington Arts, and a new look: costumes from the smart set of the 1950s, and a colour-washed, 2-dimensional set. Once again, we were able to attract three highly-rated professionals to the three leading roles, and to delight our audience, one of whom wrote: 'I can honestly say I was blown away!… For those that have never been to an opera, this company has made it available (and understandable) to the many'.

Flora's party

Flora's guests with Giorgio (John Morgan) and Violetta

More about this production

Photos —La Traviata Gallery

'The unexpected indeed. But herein lies the glory of this opera' — the director's vision, from Jim Petts

'Stunning in absolutely every respect' — review, Newbury Weekly News

'I liked the intimacy of this smaller theatre, which leant itself to the piece admirably… there was boundless energy and enthusiasm and [the chorus] supported the principals with great affinity and warmth.' — Show report from NODA, the National Operatic and Dramatic Association.