La Traviata


New orchestration for piano, clarinet and cello by Harry Blake
New English version by Robin Norton-Hale

Olivier Award-winning company OperaUpClose present their new version of La Traviata.The story of Violetta, a so-called ‘fallen woman’ who sacrifices her own happiness for the sake of her lover’s family and future, La Traviata has been thrilling audiences for generations.

Set in the prohibition era of speakeasies and bootlegging, with Violetta’s lover Alfredo a passionate young man whose optimism has been shaken by time at the front in the first world war, Violetta’s protector ‘the Baron’ a gang boss, and Alfredo’s father a crooked politician, this new production reveals the hypocrisy and heartache behind the glittering façade of parties.

La Traviata is a co-production with OperaUpClose, Malmo Opera House and The Belgrade Theatre Coventry.


Compelling... striking music theatre of considerable integrity and force
The Guardian

As much emotional truth as in any production I have seen
Evening Standard

Expertly done and finely performed... excellent. 
The Stage



Arresting tenderness
Fringe Opera


Director: Robin Norton-Hale
Musical Director: Elspeth Wilkes
Associate Musical Director: Alex Beetschen
Original Set Designer: Katie Bellman
Original Costume Designer: Jonathon Lipman
Lighting Designer: Andrew May
Revival Set & Costume Designer: Faye Bradley