Soprano Ermonela Jaho stars as Violetta Valery, with Charles Castronovo as her lover Alfredo and Placido Domingo as Alfredo's stern father Giorgio Germont, in The Royal Opera's much-loved production of Verdi's 'La Traviata'. One of the greatest of all operas, La traviata is based on the novel and play La Dame aux camelias by Alexandre Dumas fils, inspired in turn by the life and death of the real Parisian courtesan, Marie Duplessis. The opera tells the profoundly moving story of a courtesan prepared to sacrifice everything for love, and contains some of Verdi's most beautiful arias and duets. Richard Eyre's engrossing naturalistic production features stunning designs by his regular collaborator Bob Crowley. Italian conductor Antonello Manacorda conducts Verdi's sublime score, which offers a wonderful showcase for the Orchestra of the Royal Opera House and Royal Opera Chorus.