La Traviata
La Chauve-Souris

Season 19-20

Performed on October 19, 22, 24 and 26, 2019

Verdi’s La Traviata

A romantic drama with an intimate character, a story both simple and moving, La Traviata is certainly one of the most touching operas in the repertoire. Combining love, redemption, fatality and theatrical sense, Verdi’s genius is found in these heartfelt characters. The haunting presence of Violetta, who bears immeasurable pain, manages to move us deeply. This intense psychological work is above all a great story of love and sacrifice, followed by a reconciliation that comes too late…

Violetta Valéry, a courtesan who loves freedom and is a lover of the Baron Douphol, is dazzled in luxury and pleasure. But the young Alfredo arrives, madly in love with her and eager to find out about her state of health which has become worrying. Seduced, Violetta leaves her dissolute life for the countryside, far from the hustle and bustle of Paris. But Alfredo’s father’s unexpected arrival put an end to this happiness: he manages to make Alfredo give up his love in order to avoid a scandal that would jeopardize the marriage of his daughter, Alfredo’s younger sister. Torn apart, Violetta leaves Alfredo, letting him believe she is returning to Baron Douphol. Months go by. She has lost everything, now sick and ruined, all alone in her completely empty apartment. Alfredo, to whom the truth has been revealed, arrives hastily: but the joys of the reunion are short-lived, as Violetta dies in his arms.

Original Italian version with French surtitles


Violetta Valéry | Marianne Fiset
Flora Bervoix | Caroline Gélinas 
Annina | Marie-Michèle Roberge 

Alfredo Germont | Rocco Rupolo 

Giorgio Germont | Gregory Dahl 

Gaston | Dominic Lorange

Baron Douphol | Max van Wyck 

Marquis d’Obigny | Dominic Veilleux 

Dr. Grenvil | Marcel Beaulieu 

Giuseppe | Gabriel Provencher

Domestic worker / Commissioner | Marc-André Caron 

Orchestre symphonique de Québec
Choir of the Opéra de Québec

Project Masters

Musical Direction | Pedro Halffter Caro

Director | Oriol Tomas

Choreographer and Assistant Director | Lucie Vigneault 

Stage Assistant at creation (Iceland Opera) | Émilie Martel 

Scenes | Simon Guilbault

Costumes | Sébastien Dionne 

Lights | Erwann Bernard 

Projections | Félix Fradet-Faguy (Normal Studio) 

Makeup | Élène Pearson 

La Chauve-Souris

Cancelled due to COVID-19 health crisis.