01.07 - 10.07

La Traviata-The Ballet Ballet by Veronica Paeper
Venue: Joburg Theatre, Braamfontein

La Traviata-The Ballet, a deeply moving portrait of a woman who sacrifices all for the man she loves.

Performance Dates

  • Friday1 July 18:30
  • Saturday2 July 13:00
  • Sunday3 July 13:00
  • Wednesday6 July 11:00
  • Friday8 July 18:30
  • Saturday9 July 15:00
  • Saturday9 July 18:30
  • Sunday10 July 15:00


Following acclaimed performances of Evolve in March and April, Joburg Ballet’s seasons for the company’s 21st Anniversary year continue with the return of celebrated choreographer Veronica Paeper’s La Traviata-The Ballet to the Joburg Theatre for eight performances from Friday 1 July to Sunday 10 July. The ballet was last presented in Johannesburg in 2017.

Cape Town-based Veronica Paeper is South Africa’s leading choreographer working in the classical style. She has created 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.

Originally created in Cape Town in 1990, La Traviata-The Ballet is based on the 19th century story of the Lady of the Camellias. A deeply moving portrait of a woman who sacrifices all for the man she loves, the ballet is set to the unforgettable music of Verdi’s famous opera La Traviata, arranged and adapted for the ballet by composer and conductor Allan Stephenson.

Standard Ticket Prices

R475, R410, R375, R275, R200 (applicable to all performances except Wednesday 6 July for which all tickets are R100)

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Discounts (applicable to all performances except Wednesday 6 July)
  • Friends of the Ballet 35%
  • Pensioners 15%
  • Groups of 10+ 10%
  • Children 4-7 50% (not recommended for children under 4 years)
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Joburg Theatre, Braamfontein
(GPS -26.191316, 28.038519)

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Covid-19 Regulations

Reserved, numbered seats are sold in a graded pricing structure. Covid-19 regulations currently allow for 494 socially distanced people in the 960-seat Joburg Theatre. Patrons are not currently required to show proof of vaccination or of a negative Covid-19 test when attending performances.

In addition to performances in South Africa, La Traviata-The Ballet has been presented in the UK where critics admired it as “outstanding”, “graceful, passionate and ravishingly romantic” and “an utterly compelling production”.

Commenting on the return of La Traviata-The Ballet, Joburg Ballet artistic director Iain MacDonald said: “We are delighted to be able to give our audiences the opportunity to see this magnificent ballet and privileged that Veronica will be in Johannesburg to restage one of her finest works. The leading roles demand dramatic power and technical precision and I know Joburg Ballet will meet these challenges with flair and brilliance. La Traviata-The Ballet is a theatrical tour de force not to be missed.”

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