La Traviata

Romantic opera from 1853

Description

La traviata (Italian: [la traviˈaːta; traˈvjaːta], 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 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 composer and librettist's original wishes were carried out and "realistic" productions were staged.

Year 1853
Opening Night 1853
Time Period Romantic
Instrumentation Opera orchestra, Chorus, Soli

Scores

Giuseppe Verdi: LIBIAMO (Drinking Song" from La Traviata)
Cimarron Music Press 1853
Frenkel, et al.
Drinking Song, Tuba Quartet (EETT)
Cimarron Music Press 1853
Geese, et al.
La Traviata (Vocal Score)
Novello & Company 1853
MacFarren, et al.
Two Airs from "La Traviata"
Edwin Ashdown 1853
Metcalfe, et al.
Where Beauty and Mirth are Beckoning
Novello & Company 1853
Piave, et al.
La Traviata
G. Ricordi 1853
Piave, et al.

Videos

La Traviata
A live performance recording held together with incredible skill by Riccardo Muti, and wonderfully sung ...
La Traviata
Norah Amsellem as Violetta leads a cast of outstanding talent in Pier Luigi Pizzi's beautiful ...
Verdi: La Traviata, Libiamo ne' lieti calici (Brindisi)
This is a performance of Libiamo ne' lieti calici (Brindisi) from Verdi's La Traviata.
Verdi: La traviata
In 2001, during the Verdi commemorative year, some of the finest singers of our time ...
La Traviata
Realistics Revelations of intimate Inner Psychology La Traviata represents a milestone in musical history, marking ...
La Traviata
Verdi’'s best-loved work is performed here by a star cast in a revival of Richard ...
Excerpts from La Traviata
This is a performance of Excerpts from La Traviata, performed by Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra and ...
La Traviata
This is a performance of La Traviata: Opera en trois actes, 1859, performed by Orchestra ...
Verdi: 'Libiamo ne' lieti calici' from La Traviata
Each year, the traditional Festive Opera Gala combines real musical delight and the joy of ...
La traviata: 'Brindisi' ('The Drinking Song') – Glyndebourne
Recorded live at Glyndebourne Opera House, July 2014. http://www.glyndebourne.com Venera Gimadieva (Violetta), Michael Fabiano (Alfredo), ...
La Traviata: “Amami, Alfredo”
Sonya Yoncheva sings Violetta’s Act II aria from "La Traviata" at the final dress rehearsal. ...
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Albums

Great Operas from La Scala (CD 6-13)
Deutsche Grammophon
111 More Classic Tracks (CD 4-6)
Deutsche Grammophon
Great Operas from La Scala (CD 1-5)
Deutsche Grammophon
Fritz Wunderlich in Memoriam
Deutsche Grammophon
Karajan Festival
Deutsche Grammophon
Karajan Adagio - Music To Free Your Mind
Deutsche Grammophon
Villazón - Verdi
Deutsche Grammophon
La traviata
Chandos
Complete Tranquility
Chandos
Alessandro Bonci (1870-1940)
Nimbus
Enrico Caruso: Opera Volume 3
Nimbus
Gerhard Husch (1901-1984)
Nimbus
Igor Gorin (1904-82): Volume 2
Nimbus
Prima Voce
Nimbus
Hilde Guden (1917-88)
Nimbus
Josef Metternich, Rare and Unreleased Recordings
Qualiton - Gebhardt