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La Traviata on New Year's Eve

31 December 2023

In the Joan Sutherland Theatre

Opera Australia


“What should I do? Plunge into the vortex of pleasure and drown there?” – Violetta

An absolute triumph

The AU Review

Who is this woman beyond the sparkling salon?

There’s nowhere like Sydney on New Year’s Eve, and there’s nowhere closer to the action than Sydney Opera House.

Enjoy a pre-performance dinner or a drink overlooking Sydney Harbour before you take your seats.

Violetta is a coveted courtesan, the toast of Paris, desired by many. When she meets the ardent Alfredo, her life changes forever and ­she longs to break free of her past. But can she?

From the vivacious chorus of the famous ‘Brindisi’ to the breathless notes at the opera’s tragic end, Verdi’s music is a thrilling, emotional experience.

Make NYE unforgettable with tickets to our exclusive Midnight Party in the Northern Foyers including drinks, canapés, entertainment and a great vantage point for Sydney’s famous NYE fireworks.

Opera Australia presents La Traviata: A co-production by Opera Queensland, State Opera South Australia and West Australian Opera


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Artist information

Conductor Jessica Cottis 
Director Sarah Giles
Set and Costume Designer Charles Davis
Lighting Designer Paul Jackson
Violetta Valéry Samantha Clarke
Alfredo Germont Kang Wang
Giorgio Germont Phillip Rhodes
Flora Bervoix Angela Hogan
Gastone Virgilio Marino
Baron Douphol Richard Anderson
Marquis d’Obigny Andrew Moran
Doctor Grenvil Shane Lowrencev
Annina Petah Cavallaro
Giuseppe Jin Tea Kim
Messenger Jonathan McCauley
Servant Malcolm Ede
Opera Australia Orchestra    
Opera Australia Chorus    

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