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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

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


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