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Run time: 2hrs 30min, 1 intermission
Sung in ITALIAN
Subtitles in English, German, Italian, French, Russian, Japanese, Spanish, Chinese
La Traviata’s beautiful melodies and poignant depiction of the fragility of love have made the work a favorite of generations of opera-goers. Pretty Yende is Violetta, the “fallen woman” of the opera’s title, who knows that the tuberculosis she suffers from will take her life. But then she meets the young and idealistic Alfredo (Frédéric Antoun), who offers her true love—with tragic consequences. Igor Golovatenko is Giorgio Germont, Alfredo’s stern father, and Giacomo Sagripanti leads the Vienna State Opera orchestra and chorus.
Giuseppe Verdi (1813–1901) is considered Italy’s leading opera composer of the 19th century. In the course of his remarkable career he composed 28 operas, at least half of which are at the core of today’s repertoire.
Librettist Francesco Maria Piave (1810–1876) worked with Verdi between 1844 and 1862. Piave wrote 10 librettos for Verdi, the most well-known being those for La traviata and Rigoletto.
The source for La Traviata’s libretto is La Dame aux camélias (1852), a play adapted from the semi-autobiographical novel of the same name by Alexandre Dumas fils (1824–1895).