La Traviata Educator Materials

When the glamorous but fragile courtesan Violetta Valéry and her admirer Alfredo Germont find love, it seems nothing can keep them apart. But the rules of society and family expectations betray them, and Violetta’s fate takes a tragic turn.

Music by Giuseppe Verdi | Libretto by Francesco Maria Piave


A beautiful Parisian courtesan sacrifices everything for the man she loves. 

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Cast & Creative

Violetta Valéry Aurelia Florian *
Alfredo Germont Atalla Ayan *
Giorgio Germont Artur Ruciński *
Flora Bervoix Renée Rapier
Gaston Amitai Pati
Doctor Grenvil Anthony Reed
Marquis d’Obigny Andrew G. Manea
Annina Amina Edris


Conductor Nicola Luisotti
Production John Copley
Director Shawna Lucey
Set Designer John Conklin
Costume Designer David Walker
Lighting Designer Gary Marder
Chorus Director Ian Robertson
Choreographer Carola Zertuche *
Fight Director Dave Maier

* San Francisco Opera debut

A San Francisco Opera production

Previous performances of La Traviata can be found in our Archive.

Photo (top): San Francisco Opera production of La Traviata/Cory Weaver