Joburg Ballet is Staging Veronica Paeper’s La Traviata: The Ballet at Montecasino in August 2024


Joburg Ballet is bringing another limited staging of the award-winning production of La Traviata -The Ballet from 2 to 4 August 2024. This time around, the company will stage the ballet at The Teatro at Montecasino for just five performances. Find out more about the show below.

La Traviata -The Ballet
Ruan Galdino and Monike Cristina

The story of La Traviata – The Ballet

La Traviata – The Ballet is regarded as one of the finest ballets in South Africa thanks to its 2021 Naledi Theatre Award win. The ballet was conceived in 1990 by celebrated South African choreographer, Veronica Paeper, and follows a classical dance style.

Paeper holds an extensive repertoire of ballets and is particularly admired for her full-length story ballets, among which La Traviata -The Ballet is one of her most popular works.

The story is based on Alexandre Dumas’ Lady of the Camellias which is one of the most timeless literary works. Lady of the Camelias is a deeply moving portrait of Camille who sacrifices all for the man she loves. Musically, the ballet is set to the unforgettable score of Verdi’s opera La Traviata by composer Allan Stephenson.

Costumes too capture the 19th-century design, silhouettes, and frou frou in vibrant colour.

La Traviata -The Ballet
Shannon Glover and Marlon Sales

The company’s finest talent takes the stage

Only five performances are planned for the 2024 season of La Traviata – The Ballet, so advance booking is highly essential. Audiences can look forward to four casts in the two leading roles. 

Shannon Glover and Marlon Sales dance on Friday 2 August and Sunday 4 August; Nicole Ferreira-Dill and Bruno Miranda on Saturday 3 August, Monike Cristina and Ruan Galdino on Saturday 3 August; and Tammy Higgins and Revil Yon on Sunday 4 August.

This year also marks principal dancer Shannon Glover’s 20th anniversary with Joburg Ballet. The occasion will be celebrated in an onstage tribute to the ballerina at the end of the opening night performance on Friday, 2 August.

La Traviata -The Ballet
Bruno Miranda and Nicole Ferreira Dill

How to book tickets

Cost: From R220pp to R450pp. Book via Webtickets

When: Running from 2 to 4 August 2024. Various times
Where: The Teatro at Montecasino, Teatro Road, 1 Montecasino Blvd, Fourways, Johannesburg

Tel: 011 877 6898
Facebook: @JoburgBalletCompany
Instagram: @joburgballet

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