La Traviata

La Traviata (1950) was an opera production by The National Theatre with support from Operafondet (the Opera fund), based on the opera by Giuseppe Verdi (music) and Fancesco Maria Piave (libretto), after Alexandre Dumas the younger's play and novel Camille. The production was performed at the opera's main stage.

Pauline Hall directed it.

Randi Helseth sang the role of Violetta. She received Norwegian Critics' Award for music 1949/1950 for the role.

Bjarne Buntz sang the role of Alfredo. He had sung the same role for The National Theatre in 1937.


(Objekt ID 90808)
Object type Production
Premiere June 9, 1950
Produced by The National Theatre
Based on La Traviata by Giuseppe Verdi, Francesco Maria Piave
Audience Adults
Number of events 21
Language Norwegian
Expressions Opera
Running period June 9, 1950  


The National Theatre,, 28.07.2020,

Anton Rønneberg: Nationaltheatret 1949-1974 (literally: The National Theatre 1949-1974), Gyldendal 1974.

Name Role
Alexandre Dumas d. y. – Author
Francesco Maria Piave – Libretto
Ole-Johan Helseth – Translation
Pauline Hall – Direction
Arvid Fladmoe – Musical Management
Giuseppe Verdi – Composer
Rahe Raheny – Stage design
Lita Prahl – Costume design
Randi Brandt Gundersen – Singer (Flora Bervoix)
Bjarne Buntz – Singer (Alfred Germont)
Randi Helseth – Singer (Violetta Valery)
Waldemar Johnsen – Singer (Georg Germont)
Gerhard Lech-Hanssen – Singer (Dr. Grenvil)
Otto Lundh – Singer (Gaston, greve av Letorneres)
Aase Nordmo Løvberg – Singer (Annina)
Teddy Nordgreen – Singer (Baron Douphol)
Egil Nordsjø – Singer (Marki av Obigny)
Øyvind Stene – Singer (En tjener hos Flora)
Øystein Bjørnsgaard – Répétiteur
Performance dates
June 9, 1950Hovedscenen – Opening night