La Traviata

Enjoy one of the most famous opera pieces of all times, La Traviata, the masterpiece from the pen of Giuseppe Verdi.  29/10-4/11

It is an opera in three acts 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 6 March 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 original wishes of the composer and librettist were carried out and “realistic” productions were staged.

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This article was provides by our Italian language school Torre di Babele – Tandem Roma

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