Ermonela Jaho in “La Traviata”From the Teatro Real in Madrid

146 min
Available from 19/07/2019 to 18/10/2019

Based on Alexandre Dumas’ novel La Dame aux camélias, Verdi’s opera is one of the greatest successes in the history of opera. At Madrid’s Teatro Real, Albanian soprano Ermonela Jaho excels in the lead role of the hapless lovesick courtesan, Violetta, in a stunning production by David McVicar, conducted by Renato Palumbo.

This is the only Verdi opera where the action takes place at the time of its creation:La Traviata, based on Alexandre Dumas’ famous novel, La Dame aux camélias, is one of the composer’s best-known and most popular works.

The plot is based on the fall of a high society courtesan who will lose her life in a bid to protect her lover’s honour. Her self-sacrifice reflects the dignity that the bourgeoisie has lost.

Behind the bright lights of a society that has become too affluent, Verdi’s opera reveals the “populated desert they call Paris”; the cruelty of a social class for which everything can be bought.

The Albanian Ermonela Jaho has performed on the great opera stages of the world. She has delighted audiences in Paris, Munich, Barcelona, London, Berlin and Madrid in roles such as Mimì (La Bohème), Cio-Cio-San (Madama Butterfly) and Desdemona (Otello). In the role of Violetta Valéry, she gives one of her greatest performances on the stage of the Teatro Real in a striking, romantic and opulent staging by David McVicar.


  • With :
    • Ermonela Jaho (Violetta Valéry)
    • Francesco Demuro (Alfredo Germont)
    • Juan Jesús Rodríguez (Giorgio Germont)
    • Marifé Nogales (Flora Bervoix)
    • Marta Ubieta (Annina)
    • Albert Casals (Gastone)
    • Fernando Radó (Dottore Grenvil)
    • Alejandro González (Giuseppe)
    • Damián del Castillo (Marchese d'Obigny)
    • César San Martín (Barone Duphol)
  • Composer :
    • Giuseppe Verdi
  • Director :
    • David McVicar
  • Music director :
    • Renato Palumbo
  • Choir director :
    • Andrés Máspero
  • Choreography :
    • Andrew George
  • Libretto :
    • Francesco Maria Piave
  • Sets :
    • Tanya McCallin
  • Costumes :
    • Tanya McCallin
  • Lighting :
    • Jennifer Tipton
  • Country :
    • Spain
  • Year :
    • 2015