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La Traviata

Northern Ballet transports you to the decadent society of Parisian highlife in the 1800s where the young and naive nobleman, Armand, falls deeply in love with the beautiful courtesan, Marguerite. Their courtship turns into one of the most passionate love stories of all time but is doomed from the start as the consequences of Marguerite's past life eventually destroy the only real love that she will ever know.

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The story, first told in Alexandre Dumas fils' novel The Lady of the Camellias was immortalised in Verdi's opera La Traviata, and continues to inspire every generation, from the 1930s film Camille starring Greta Garbo to Baz Luhrmann's Moulin Rouge with Nicole Kidman and Ewan McGregor as the doomed lovers.

South African choreographer, Veronica Paeper, re-stages her elegant and touching interpretation of La Traviata for UK audiences. She is well known for her beautiful, fluid choreography and craftsmanship as a storyteller, which come together in this production to create a memorable evening of sensational dance.

Original Production Designer, Peter Cazalet, has been invited to re-create his stunning sets and costumes and the Northern Ballet Sinfonia will play Verdi's wonderfully moving score completing this heartrending portrayal of intimate family tensions and the devastating pain of love.

La Traviata is the romantic dance event of the season.

Touring to

This production is not currently on tour. Take a look at our national tour listings to see what we're performing and where.

Previously toured to...

Milton Keynes Theatre
0844 871 7652
Glasgow, Theatre Royal
0844 871 7627
Beijing, Tianqiao Theatre
+86 10 6303 7449
Shanghai Oriental Art Center
+86 21 6854 1234
Hangzhou Grand Theatre
0086-571-86855118
Hull New Theatre
01482 300 300
Woking, New Victoria Theatre
0844 871 7645
Cardiff, New Theatre
029 2087 8889
Canterbury, Marlowe Theatre
01227 787787
Sheffield, Lyceum Theatre
0114 249 6000
Norwich, Theatre Royal
01603 630 000
Bath, Theatre Royal
01225 448844
Nottingham, Theatre Royal
0115 989 5555
Leeds, Grand Theatre
0844 848 2700

This table displays past performances of this production.

Creative Team

  • Choreography by Veronica Paeper
  • Music by Giuseppe Verdi
  • Music arranged by Allan Stephenson
  • Orchestration by John Longstaff
  • Production Design by Peter Cazalet
  • Lighting Design by John T Baker

Running time 2 hrs 15 min