La Traviata

La Traviata (1965) was an opera production by The Norwegian National Opera, based on the opera by Giuseppe Verdi (music) and Francesco Maria Piave (libretto), after Alexandre Dumas the younger's play and novel La Dame aux Camélias. The production was performed at the opera's main stage in the Folketeatret building.

Einar Beyron directed it.

Rhea Jackson, Margaretha Hallin, Eva Tørklep Larssen, Felicia Weathers and Irene Oliver performed the role of Violetta Valéry.

Emilio Tussuto, Sven Olof Eliasson, Arild Eriksen, Olaf Ryan and Ørnulf Vege performed the role of Alfredo Germont.

La Traviata toured with The Norwegian Opera’s touring company Riksoperaen in 1967 to Narvik, Harstad, Trondheim and Gjøvik.

La Traviata was performed in Drammen and at The National Stage in 1968.

La Traviata toured with Riksoperaen in 1975 to Drammen and Sandefjord.


(Objekt ID 55509)
Object type Production
Premiere Navember 23, 1965
Produced by The Norwegian National Opera & Ballet
Based on La Traviata by Giuseppe Verdi, Francesco Maria Piave
Audience Adults
Language Norwegian
Keywords Opera
Running period Navember 23, 1965  


Maud Hurum, Maud Hurums operahistorie 1749-2000 (literally: Maud Hurum's opera history 1749-2000), Opera forlag 2008

Einar Dahl's private archive. Donated by Einar Dahl, 25.05.2016

Knut Nygaard and Eiliv Eide, Den Nationale Scene 1931-1976 (literally: The National Stage 1931-1976), Gyldendal Norsk Forlag 1977

Terje Boye-Hansen, e-mail, 16.05.2022

Anne-Margrethe Skari’s private archive. Donated by Anne-Margrethe Skari, 17.11.2021

Other participants

S. Vege: Giuseppe, Violetta’s servant 1968

Performance dates
1975Hovedscenen, Drammens teater Show
1975Sal 1, Hjertnes Kulturhus, Sandefjord Show
December 14, 1968Store Scene, The National Stage visiting performance
Navember 25, 1968Hovedscenen i Folketeaterbygningen Season premiere/Seasonal opening
1968Hovedscenen, Drammens teater Show
September 27, 1967Hovedscenen i Folketeaterbygningen Season premiere/Seasonal opening
1967Folkets hus, Narvik Show
1967Harstad Kino Show
1967Nidarøhallen, Trondheim Show
1967Friscena, Gjøvik kino, Gjøvik Kino & Scene Show
Navember 23, 1965Hovedscenen i Folketeaterbygningen Opening night