South Bohemian Theatre

La traviata

Giuseppe Verdi
Festival of Music Theatre 2020

Basic information


South Bohemian Theatre


October 20, 2017

Opera Festival 2020

Performance of the South Bohemian Theatre in České Budějovice as part of the 14th Festival of Music Theater Opera 2020 (www.festival-opera.cz).

Violetta Valéry is one of the most famous opera heroines of all times.


Musical preparation
Mario De Rose
Choreography & Stage direction
Veronika Poldauf Riedlbauchová
Light design
Ondřej Kyncl
Scenic Photography
Michaela Karásek Čejková
Chorus master
Martin Veselý


The South Bohemian Theatre Chorus and Orchestra

It is the story of the exceptional fate of a woman and her beloved, whom the celebrated courtesan proved to love more than herself – a captivating libretto based on the plot of the novella La Dame aux Camélias by Alexandre Dumas, fils, which he also adapted for the stage. When Verdi saw the play in Paris, he realized that it mirrored his own emotions for his fated woman, the singer Giuseppina Strepponi. This inspiration gave rise to a musical drama whose genuineness sets it beyond time and place, thus prompting the search for new stage solutions.