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At The Opera, Verdi: La Traviata, August 12, 2017

  

La traviata (The Fallen Woman) is an opera in three acts by Giuseppe Verdi set to an Italian libretto by Francesco Maria Piave. It is based on La Dame aux Camélias (1852), a play adapted from the novel by Alexandre Dumas, fils. The opera was originally titled Violetta, after the main character. It was first performed on March 6, 1853 at the La Fenice opera house in Venice.

Piave and Verdi wanted to follow Dumas in giving the opera a contemporary setting, but the authorities at La Fenice insisted that it be set in the past, "c. 1700". It was not until the 1880s that the composer and librettist's original wishes were carried out and "realistic" productions were staged.

Cast:

Violetta – Maria Callas

Alfredo – Giuseppe Di Stefano

Germont – Ettore Bastianni

La Scala Opera Orchestra and Chorus

Carlo Maria Giulini – conductor

EMI – Live Archive Recording - 1955

Playlist

8:00pm
8:00pm
Pietro Mascagni: Cavalleria rusticana, opera Intemezzo BUY Czecho-Slovak Radio Symphony; Ondrej Lenard, conductor
Naxos 8550240
8:13pm
Giuseppe Verdi: La Traviata LIVE 1955 BUY Orchestra Del Teatro Alla Scala; Carlo Maria Giulini, conductor
10:00pm
10:43pm
Giacomo Puccini: La Rondine: Sogno di Doretta BUY New Philharmonia Orchestra; Olivero de Fabritis, conductor Renata Tebaldi
10:46pm
Giacomo Puccini: Manon Lascaut: Donna non vidi mai BUY Orch. del Teatro Comunale di Bologna; Riccardo Chailly, conductor Jose Carreras
10:48pm
Giacomo Puccini: Manon Lescaut: In quelle trine morbide BUY Vienna State Opera; Nello Santi, conductor Maria Chiara
10:50pm
Giacomo Puccini: Suor Angelica: Senza mamma BUY Vienna State Opera; Nello Santi, conductor Maria Chiara
10:55pm
Giacomo Puccini: Tosca: Recondita armonia BUY Santa Cecilia di Roma; Lorin Maazel, conductor Franco Corelli
10:57pm
Giacomo Puccini: Tosca: Vissi d'arte BUY Santa Cecilia di Roma; Lorin Maazel, conductor Birgit Nilsson
11:00pm
11:01pm
Giacomo Puccini: Tosca: E lucevan le stelle BUY Santa Cecilia di Roma; Lorin Maazel, conductor Franco Corelli
11:04pm
Giacomo Puccini: Gianni Schicchi: O mio babbino caro BUY Maggio Musicale Fiorentino; Lamberto Gardelli, conductor Renata Tebaldi
11:10pm
Giacomo Puccini: Turandot: Signore, ascolta! BUY London Philharmonic; Zubin Mehta, conductor Montserrat Caballe
11:13pm
Giacomo Puccini: Turandot: Non piangere, Liu! BUY London Philharmonic; Zubin Mehta, conductor Luciano Pavarotti
11:18pm
Puccini: Ah! Per l'ultima volta! BUY from Puccini Gala: Famous Arias / Caballé, Carreras, et al; composed by Puccini
11:21pm
Donizetti: Don Pasquale Duet BUY from All Time Great Opera Duets [IMPORT] (1996-11-08); composed by Donizetti
11:24pm
Verdi: Rigoletto Duet BUY from All Time Great Opera Duets [IMPORT] (1996-11-08); composed by Verdi
11:27pm
Verdi: Il Trovatore Duet BUY from All Time Great Opera Duets [IMPORT] (1996-11-08); composed by Verdi
11:31pm
Verdi: La Forza Duet BUY from All Time Great Opera Duets [IMPORT] (1996-11-08); composed by Verdi
11:36pm
Verdi: Otello Duet BUY from All Time Great Opera Duets [IMPORT] (1996-11-08); composed by Verdi
11:45pm
Giacomo Puccini: La fanciulla del West: Minnie, dalla mia case BUY London Philharmonic; Silvio Varviso, conductor Sherrill Milnes

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