La Traviata

Melodramma in three acts (1853)

Music by Giuseppe Verdi

Libretto by Francesco Maria Piave

Conductor Kalle Kuusava

In Italian with German surtitles

Production of Theater an der Wien in der Kammeroper

Premiere: 27. 9. 2016

In his novel La dame aux camélias (The Lady of the Camellias), published in 1848, Alexandre Dumas, fils made his former lover, the courtesan Marie Duplessis who had died a year before of tuberculosis, the title character. Shortly afterwards, the story, adapted as a stage drama at the Theatre Vaudeville in Paris, became the highlight of the season. Verdi, looking for suitable material for a new opera, was enthralled by the tragic fate of this lady of the Parisian demi-monde and the exposure of middle-class hypocrisy. He turned it into a masterpiece that remains topical and moving today.

As of June 15, 2016 ticket sale at the box-offices (Theater an der Wien, Wien-Ticket Pavillon) as well as telephone and online booking for performances until December 31, 2016. Tickets for performances as of January 1, 2017 will be available as of September 1, 2016.


Chamber Opera (Kammeroper)

Fleischmarkt 24
1010 Wien

Tickets & Info

  • 19 - 51 €


Current Dates

  • Sat. 22 Oct 2016, 7 p.m.
  • Mon. 24 Oct 2016, 7 p.m.