Pretty Yende & Stephen Costello Head to Cinemas in ROH’s ‘La Traviata’

By David Salazar
(Credit: Elena Cherkashyna)

The Royal Opera House is set to present a live broadcast of “La Traviata” on Wednesday, April 13, 2022.

The opera, which was directed by Richard Eyre, will star Pretty Yende as Violetta with Stephen Costello taking on the role of Alfredo. Rounding out the trio will be Dimitri Platanias as Germont. Other cast members include Kseniia Nikolaieva, David Shipley, Angela Simkin, Germán E. Alcántara, Andrés Presno, and Jeremy White.

There will be an encore screening of the showcase on April 17, 2022 and audiences will be able to watch the performance at movie theaters around the globe.

“Richard Eyre’s beloved production of ‘La traviata’ is one of those rare jewels – still working its magic many years after its celebrated premiere. It is an opera embraced by newcomers and aficionados alike and, with a talented cast of singers led by Pretty Yende and Stephen Costello, is the perfect ROH production to enjoy in cinemas this spring,” said Oliver Mears, Director of the Royal Opera House in an official press statement.

This is the fifth of six total live performances presented in cinema in the ROH’s 2021-22 season. It follows performances of “Rigoletto,” “Tosca,” “The Nutcracker,” and “Romeo and Juliet.”