Giuseppe Verdi’s drama La Traviata is one of the most widely performed opera works ever written.

La Traviata in three acts set to an Italian libretto by Francesco Maria Piave andis based on Alexandre Dumas’ semi-biographical novel ‘The Lady of Camellias’ (1848) which tells the story of a high-society Parisian courtesan called Violetta as she looks back over life from her deathbed.

A new performance featuring over 80 performers, including a symphony orchestra, choir and soloists, is taking place at the Palau de Musica in Barcelona.

Brought to the stage by Orquestra Terrassa 48 under the musical direction of Xavier Puig, it brings Verdi’s masterpiece to life in a flamboyant two-hour show examining eternal themes of love and death and offering insights into the class system and bourgeois hypocrisies of 19th century Paris.

Ticket prices range from 26€ to 54€ and performances run from September to June 2017.

For more information see the website of the Palau de la Musica here: