La traviata

Giuseppe Verdi

Due to the pandemic situation and the uncertainties around large events, we must give up on all our opera performances in July 2021. 

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Love and Death was the initial name suggested for the opera La traviata, literally translated as ”the lost woman”. Violetta is basking in attention and offers intimacy at a cost. Behind her smile she’s consumed by loneliness, but in the heat of the night her longing remains hidden.

Despite this, La traviata champions love that sees behind the mask, ”love mysterious and profound”. The true story has also inspired cinematic interpretations like Pretty Woman and Moulin Rouge. With his music that sends shivers up your spine, Verdi has made it larger than life.

The role of Violetta will be sung by Marjukka Tepponen, with Italian Antonio Poli making his Savonlinna Opera Festival debut as Alfredo.

Read synopsis.


  • Conductor

    Pier Giorgio Morandi

  • Director

    Mariusz Treliński

  • Set designer

    Boris Gudlička

  • Costume designers

    Gosia Baczyńska, Tomasz Ossoliński

  • Lighting designer

    Felice Ross

  • Video designer

    Mikołaj Molenda

  • Choreographer

    Tomas Wygoda

  • Chorus master

    Matti Hyökki

  • Savonlinna Opera Festival Choir
    Savonlinna Opera Festival Orchestra

  • Subtitles

    Finnish and English

  • Duration

    3 hr 15 min, two intervals

  • In partnership with Teatr Wielki – Polish National Opera


Antonio Poli
Romeo (3.7., 12.7., 14.7., 17.7.)
Arttu Kataja
Cesare Angelotti
Anu Ontronen
Flora Bervoix
Matias Haakana
Tiitus Ylipää
Marquis d’Obigny
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