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.
Violetta – Maria Callas
Alfredo – Giuseppe Di Stefano
Giorgio Germont – Ettore Bastianini
La Scala Opera Orchestra and Chorus
Carlo Maria Giulini – conductor
EMI - 1955