La traviata

by Giuseppe Verdi
Premiere 9. march 2019


Composer Giuseppe Verdi   Libretto Francesco Maria Piave   Language Italian   Acts 3   Duration 175 minutes   Breaks 1

The beloved opera La Traviata by Giuseppi Verdi will be premiered in Harpa´s main hall Eldborg on March 9th 2019. The opera is in three acts and is about the love of life, freedom, and forbidden love. It was premiered in Venice in 1853. It is set to an Italian libretto by Francesco Maria Piave based on La Dame aux Camélias a play adapted from the novel by Alexandre Dumas. The opera was originally titled Violetta after the main character and is considered by many to be one of the most beautiful operas ever written. Attraction between a Parisian courtesan and a young man from a provincial family leads to a forbidden romance that turns into a scandalous affair and ends up as a heartbreaking tragedy.

The production will be conducted by Bjarni Frímann Bjarnason, the Music Director of the Icelandic Opera and stage director will be Oriol Tomas from Canada. Set designer is Simon Guilbault and Sébastien Dionne designes the costumes. The video will be designed by Félix Fradet-Faquy.



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Violetta Valéry
Herdís Anna Jónasdóttir
Alfredo Germont
Elmar Gilbertsson
Alfredo Germont
Jonathan Boyd
Giorgio Germont, faðir Alfredos
Hrólfur Sæmundsson
Flora Bervoix, vinkona Violettu
Sigríður Ósk Kristjánsdóttir
Snorri Wium
Baron Douphol
Oddur Arnþór Jónsson
Marchese d´Obigny
Paul Carey Jones
Dottore Grenville
Valdimar Hilmarsson

Artistic directors

Stage Director
Oriol Tomas
Set Designer
Simon Guilbault
Costume Designer
Sébastien Dionné
Lighting Designer
Erwann Bernard
Video Design
Felix Fradet - Faguy
Lucie Vigneault
Assistant Stage Director
Emilie Martel