La Traviata (Giuseppe Verdi)

Opera in 3 acts
Live at the
Oper Graz
A co-production of Monarda Arts, Arthaus Musik und Servus TV


With this production of “La Traviata”, director Peter Konwitschny achieved a resounding success and Marlis Petersen made a sensational debut in the title role. The first ever production of “La Traviata” by Peter Konwitschny of Graz Opera is a highly-focused, intelligent reading of the music that was widely acclaimed by audiences. With a reduced stage set and daring cuts in the score, the production concentrates on the tragic story of the courtesan Violetta. Soprano Marlis Petersen (2010 „Singer of the Year“ in Germany) is superb in the title role.


Available at Arthaus Musik (DVD and Blu ray)



Producer: Torsten Bönnhoff
Producer: Oliver Becker, Erwin Stürzer
Directed for Screen by: Myriam Hoyer
Assistant Video Director: Eva Kohlweyer
Cameras: Michael Boomers, Tobias Albrecht, Harald Staudach, Winfried Hermann, Wolfgang Wuinovic, Klaus Ibitz
Editor: Eva Kohlweyer
Postproduction: Digital Images GmbH
Language: Italian
Subtitles: Italian, English, German, French, Spanish, Korean
Running Time: 110 min
Picture Format: 16:9
Year of production: 2011


Creative Team


Composer: Giuseppe Verdi
Libretto: Francesco Maria Piave
Conductor: Tecwyn Evans
Director: Peter Konwitschny
Set and Costume Design: Johannes Leiacker
Dramaturgy: Bernd Krispin, Bettina Bartz
Light: Joachim Klein
Choreography: Sue Lefton
Chorus Master: Bernhard Schneider
Orchestra: Grazer Philharmonisches Orchester
Choir: Oper Graz

Violetta Valéry: Marlis Petersen
Flora Bervoix: Kristina Antonie Fehrs
Annina: Fran Lubahn