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Production Team

Production: Willy Decker
Set & Costume Designer: Wolfgang Gussmann
Lighting Designer: Hans Toelstede
Choreographer: Athol Farmer

Please be advised that the following information refers to a production from the Met's 2010-2011 season. Explore our 2015-16 Metropolitan Opera Season to view the current repertory.

La Traviata

Approximate running time 2 hrs. 35 min.

Intermission Schedule:
1:00 pm performances: at approximately 1:30 pm
7:00 pm performances: At approximately 7:30 pm
8:00 pm performances: At approximately 8:30 pm

Willy Decker’s strikingly beautiful production, a hit when it premiered at the Salzburg Festival in 2005, arrives at the Met with soprano Marina Poplavskaya starring as opera’s most fascinating heroine. “Violetta is an outlaw,” Decker says. “Society shuts her out and looks down on her as a person without feeling, without love. But the further you look into the piece, you see that it’s the other way around: she is the only person in the opera who truly loves, selflessly. Verdi follows her like an obsessed lover throughout the piece, and by the end, our sympathy too is completely on her side.” Matthew Polenzani plays Alfredo with Andrzej Dobber as his father; Gianandrea Noseda conducts Verdi’s timeless tragedy.

Original production of the Salzburger Festspiele; with thanks to De Nederlandse Opera


Performance Dates/Tickets and Info

All performances for this production have passed, and tickets are no longer available.