La Traviata arrives at the Bord Gais Energy Theatre from 15 November

Ukrainian Star VITALI BILYI is set to join acclaimed Irish Soloist CLAUDIA BOYLE in a star-studded production of LA TRAVIATA, proudly presented by THE NATIONAL OPERA THEATRE BRNO from THE CZECH REPUBLIC, accompanied by the National Symphony Orchestra.

One of Verdi’s great masterpieces and a cornerstone of the operatic repertoire, LA TRAVIATA arrives at the BORD GAIS ENERGY THEATRE for five performances only from 15 - 19 November 2022. Tickets on sale now from Ticketmaster.


VITALI BILYI has special dispensation from the Ukrainian Government to perform internationally to represent the best of that country’s culture. Still living in Odesa, he has appeared in many of the world’s greatest Opera houses and audiences in Dublin will be delighted to welcome him to the BORD GAIS ENERGY THEATRE.


VITALI BILYI will take the role of Germont opposite CLAUDIA BOYLE’S Violetta, with Hamburg’s DOVLET NURGELDIYEVE performing the role of Alfred on the 15th, 17th, and 19th November. The roles on the 16th and 18th November will be played by equally exciting talent from Madrid, Bucharest and Prague. An exciting week of magnificent Opera.

THE NATIONAL OPERA THEATRE BRNO from THE CZECH REPUBLIC will be performing in Dublin for the first time for this very special presentation. Joining the famous chorus will be various international soloists including Irish favourite CLAUDIA BOYLE who will be taking the star role of Violetta (15/17/19 Nov), a role she very successfully performed in London with The ENGLISH NATIONAL OPERA.

LA TRAVIATA (‘The Fallen Woman’) takes place in Paris around 1850 and is the tragic story of a well-known beauty and courtesan, Violetta, after a full life of parties and many lovers, eventually finds true love. Unfortunately by this time she has contracted consumption (TB) and is slowly becoming weaker and more ill. Her new love, Alfredo, is devoted to her and they enjoy a blissful life together for a short while until encountering many obstacles to their relationship, and she eventually dies of her illness.

Simon Walton, the MD of Ballet and Opera Ireland, and producer of this staging in Dublin, is excited about the forthcoming performances:

“It is some years since LA TRAVIATA, the world’s most popular opera, has visited Dublin and this new schedule in November is after several false starts. Twice it was cancelled because of the pandemic, but I genuinely believe this year’s staging is the best of all the previous ones."

Claudia Boyle is one of Ireland’s most popular artists, and the other international soloists we have appointed for the star roles are all of the highest standards. The chorus and principals are from THE NATIONAL OPERA THEATRE OF BRNO – for CZECH REPUBLIC are recognised as some of the very best from that part of Europe.

The final rehearsals of all the cast will take place in November in the Theatre in BRNO. Accompanied by THE NATIONAL SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA, the stage is set for a fabulous spectacular in the wonderful hospitality of THE BORD GAIS ENERGY THEATRE.

One of the most popular and best loved operas of all time, LA TRAVIATA will be performed at the Bord Gáis Energy Theatre for 5 performances only from 15 November until 19 November 2022. The most performed opera in the world with many well-known arias and choruses, Verdi’s sublime music will be performed live by the sensational National Symphony Orchestra. See video here.

Tickets from 34 euro (additional charges may apply) on sale now from Ticketmaster Outlets Nationwide and online at All tickets for the original date (November 2020) remain valid for the rescheduled dates.