In Prague (in the opera house, today´s State Opera), the opera has been staged since the very beginning of its existence, when it took over the production from the German Estates Theatre. The opera primarily afforded the opportunity to host celebrated foreign singers, including the legendary Australian soprano Nellie Melby (18 April 1900).
The most recent production was undertaken in 2006 by a foreign team headed by the French stage director Arnaud Bernard, with the music being explored by the Italian conductor Enrico Dovico.
We saw the opera in October 2022 and we were thrilled. Perfect performance of Peter Berger and Jana Sibera as Alfredo and Violetta (note there are alternations). Couldn´t fault it. The orchestra was superb as well as the stage setting (very simple which allowed us to fully concentrate on the performances). Standing ovation in the end was well deserved.