Scottish Opera: La traviata

£21.50 - 96.50

Evenings 7.15pm | Matinee 3pm
Running time: 2 hours 55 minutes, including two intervals
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Scottish Opera
La Traviata

This beloved production, which began life at Scottish Opera in 2008, has been seen at opera houses around the world.

Violetta Valéry lives on borrowed time. In Paris’ hedonistic high society, she squeezes each day for its joys before her illness catches up with her. When the idealistic young Alfredo offers true love, happiness seems possible – but her past has exacted a price. Giuseppe Verdi’s devastating tragedy has inspired countless retellings, including cult favourite films Pretty Woman and Moulin Rouge!.

With his characteristic eye for detail, Sir David McVicar (Il trittico, Falstaff, Pelléas et Mélisande) gets to the love and loss at the core of this doomed love affair in his passionate, gripping, and startlingly intimate Belle Époque production. Tanya McCallin’s sumptuous designs centre Violetta’s journey and enduring legacy despite her fleeting life. Verdi’s magnificent score sweeps the characters through every shifting mood – from the wildly dramatic to the most vulnerable moments.

Sung in Italian with English supertitles

Photos by James Glossop

Tickets from £23.00*

*Ticket price includes a contribution to the theatre development fund which pays for the restoration and upkeep of our theatres. A £1.50 handling charge will be added if you require postage for your tickets.



Friends £3 off (excl. Fri & Sat)

Concessions £3 off. (excl. Fri & Sat)
Concessions are limited and may be withdrawn at any time.

Groups (8+): £6 off Stalls and Dress (excl. Fri & Sat)
Please note groups cannot be booked online. If you wish to book a Group, please contact our dedicated Groups email,, or phone on 0131 529 6005.

School Groups (10+): £15 (excl. Fri & Sat)
Includes 1 free teacher ticket with every 10 students.
Please note groups cannot be booked online. If you wish to book a Group, please contact our dedicated Groups email,, or phone on 0131 529 6005.

25 & Under £10 tickets available to book online on the day of the performance, subject to availability. Find out more about how to sign up

£15 full time student standby tickets available on the day in person with a  valid ID. Excludes Fri and Sat performances.

Discounts are available to people with disabilities, please call the Box Office to book your tickets. If you would like to book a wheelchair space or if you have any special requirements, please phone the box office who can advise. 

All discounts may be withdrawn at any time.


Capital Theatres aim to be accessible to all.

We are committed to making your visit to our theatres as comfortable and enjoyable as possible. All of our Front of House staff undergo disability awareness training and Dementia Friend Training and will be pleased to assist you should you require any information or help. 

Find more information about access to the Festival Theatre.

Access Performances

Touch Tour
Sat 15 June, 6pm
Touch Tour tickets can be booked ahead of your visit by calling box office on 0131 259 6000, Mon to Sat 11am to 3pm, or in person at the counter in the Festival Theatre.

Audio Description
Sat 15 June, 7.15pm

Access Opera
Fri 14 June, 3pm

With dementia-friendly values at their core, these shortened performances are open to all. Performed by a full cast and orchestra, they also feature a narrator to take you through the story and introduce the music from the opera. There are wheelchair spaces and extra staff on hand to help. There is also a smaller capacity to allow everyone space, and brighter lighting levels in the auditorium, giving you the flexibility and freedom to move about as required.

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Show Related Events

Pre Show Talk: Thu 13 June 6pm

This half-hour session delves into the detail of La traviata, enhancing your enjoyment and extending your knowledge of the piece.

Free. Bookable when you book tickets to the Tu 13 June evening performance.


Conductor Stuart Stratford
Director Sir David McVicar
Revival Director Leo Castaldi
Designer Tanya McCallin
Lighting Designer Jennifer Tipton
Choreographer Andrew George

Violetta Valéry Hye-Youn Lee
Alfredo Germont Ji-Min Park

Giorgio Germont Philip Rhodes

Baron Douphol Nicholas Lester

Flora Lea Shaw
Gastone Monwabisi Lindi
Marchese D’Obigny Ross Cumming
Annina Heather Ireson
Doctor Grenvil Thomas D. Hopkinson

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