La Traviata (Opera Explained CD)

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La Traviata (Opera Explained CD)
by Thomson Smille (Author), David Timson (Narrator)
Series: Opera Explained
Audio CD
Publisher: Naxos of America (June 1, 2002)
Language: English

This hour-long CD with plentiful musical extracts arms at listenership keen to get to grips with the work but perhaps not sure where to start. It`s neatly and effectively done, and entirely satisfies a need for an intelligent spoken introduction to the piece as opposed to a written one.

History

La Traviata

Giuseppe Verdi’s La Traviata (The Fallen Woman) is a three-act opera based on “La Dame aux Camelias”, adapted from the novel by
Alexandre Dumas. The play is still staged today in its original form.

Originally titled, Violetta after the main character, La Traviata is one of the composer’s most frequently performed operas.

The story is of Violetta, a beautiful courtesan of Paris, Alfredo, her handsome, yet penniless lover and Alfredo’s father, Germont, who destroys their love.

The Met’s 2018–19 production of Verdi's heartbreaking classic featured a decadent 18th-century Paris played out against a stunning backdrop that changed with the seasons and the nature of Violetta and Alfredo's doomed, but exquisitely beautiful romance.

La Traviata made its world premiere in Venice at the Teatro la Fenice, on March 6, 1853.

 

 

 

 

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