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La traviata

Lyric Theatre, QPAC

OperaQ’s season of La traviata received glittering reviews with stellar performances from Emma Pearson, Aldo Di Toro and operatic superstar Jonathan Summers. Under the baton of Maestro Johannes Fritszch, the combined forces of the Opera Queensland Chorus and Queensland Symphony Orchestra was described as having soared into the stratosphere with a sound that was absolutely gorgeous, sumptuous, mellow and lyrical (ARTSHUB review).

Rising star Emma Pearson sings the role of Violetta, a coveted courtesan trapped in a life of pleasure for payment.

When she unexpectedly falls in love with Alfredo (Aldo Di Toro) their brief affair soars, only to be torn apart and ultimately end in Violetta’s death.

Sumptuous staging, twinkling chandeliers, champagne-fuelled parties and costumes that would make Dior envious bring the extravagant characters and setting of high society Paris to vivid life.

Kate Cherry’s acclaimed production brings together some of Australia’s finest international artists including celebrated baritone Jonathan Summers, with Maestro Johannes Fritzsch conducting the combined forces of the Queensland Symphony Orchestra and the Opera Queensland Chorus.

Boasting some of opera’s most adored arias and stirring choruses, La traviata is this season’s classic opera highlight. Come in the mood for champagne, but bring tissues for the ending…

La traviata is limited to four performances only, so book early for the best seats in the house.

Attending La traviata on Opening Night? Why not join the OperaQ inner circle and salute the season at the La traviata Opening Night Dinner – an exclusive pre-show event at Queensland Art Gallery or join us before the performance on 9 May at the La traviata Champagne Party. Limited tickets available so book early.

Want the ultimate opera experience? La traviata Open Stage Workshops allow you to be tutored, challenged and encouraged by OperaQ artists before taking to the Lyric Theatre stage as a member of the OperaQ Community Chorus.


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Conductor Johannes Fritzsch
 Kate Cherry
Choreographer Rosetta Cook
Set and Costume Designer Christina Smith
Lighting Designer Matthew Scott


Violetta Valéry Emma Pearson
Alfredo Germont Aldo Di Toro
Giorgio Germont Jonathan Summers
Flora Bervoix Hayley Sugars
Annina Emily Burke
Gastone Mattias Lower
Baron Douphol Matthew Broadbent
Marquis d’Obigny Jason Barry-Smith
Doctor Grenvil David Hibbard

Opera Queensland Chorus
Queensland Symphony Orchestra

DATES: 7, 9, 14 May 2015 7.30pm & 16 May 2015 1.30pm

VENUE: Lyric Theatre QPAC


Deluxe Reserve: $175

A Reserve: $150

B Reserve: $100

Concessions: Students, pensioners & 30 and below – save 10%

School and adult groups bookings – 38407466 or [email protected]

Build your own personalised OperaQ Season with multi-tix discounts. The more you choose, the more you save! Simply chose the Season Tickets button (at the top of this page) to purchase two or more of the OperaQ productions, concerts, events or workshops and your discount will be automatically applied.