Richard Eyre’s produciton of Verdi’s masterpiece has been one of the most successful opera stagings in the long and celebrated history of the Royal Opera House. We present the original, definitive incarnation of that production, starring the incomparable Renee Fleming as the ill-fated courtesan Violetta, oppose Joseph Calleja as Alfredo and Thomas Hapson as his unyielding father.
Eyre’s famous production brings one of Verdi’s best-loved works vividly to life, with stage designs that evoke the pleasure-seeking whirl of Parisian society - the glamorous setting for the doomed love of Alfredo and Violetta. Conductor Antonio Pappano draws from Verdi’s score the full force of dramatic and melodic intensity that have made it one of the most enduring works of all opera.
180 minute running time includes 20 minute intermission