La Traviata

La Traviata

by Giuseppe Verdi
     
 

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A complete guide to Giuseppe Verdi's 18th opera, showing him at the height of his middle-period powers
 
Adapted from La dame aux Camélias by Alexandre Dumas, fils, La Traviata portrays the love of the courtesan Violetta Valéry and the young Alfredo Germont in fashionable Parisian society, with its inevitable

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A complete guide to Giuseppe Verdi's 18th opera, showing him at the height of his middle-period powers
 
Adapted from La dame aux Camélias by Alexandre Dumas, fils, La Traviata portrays the love of the courtesan Violetta Valéry and the young Alfredo Germont in fashionable Parisian society, with its inevitable tragic outcome. It had its premiere at La Fenice in Venice in 1853 and has gone on to become one of the most performed and greatly loved of all operas. This guide contains articles about Verdi's preparations for the first performances, a musical commentary, an overview of the opera's social background, and an examination of how the libretto was adapted from Dumas's play. Also included are a survey of important performances and performers, 16 pages of illustrations, a musical thematic guide, the full libretto and English translation, a discography, bibliography, DVD, and website guides.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781847495518
Publisher:
Oneworld Classics
Publication date:
01/01/2014
Series:
Overture Opera Guides Series
Pages:
250
Sales rank:
1,181,583
Product dimensions:
5.00(w) x 7.70(h) x 0.80(d)

Meet the Author

Giuseppe Verdi (1813–1901) is one of Italy's most celebrated opera composers. His best-known operas include Rigoletto, Il Trovatore, La Traviata, and Aida.

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