La Traviata by Giuseppe Verdi
Presented by The Miami Lyric OperaConcerts & Performances, Events of the Week, Family/Children Events
General and Artistic Director: Raffaele Cardone
Opera in 3 Acts; (Concert Version) with Orchestra
Alexander Dumas’ play La Dame aux Camelias (The Lady of the Camellias) was inspired by the life of Marie Duplessi a beautiful, young courtesan in 19th Century Paris, who was only 23 when she died of tuberculosis. Verdi, in turn, was inspired by Dumas’s play when he composed La Traviata (The Fallen Woman). And both these works were the inspiration for the motion picture, Pretty Woman. Violetta, La Traviata’s heroine, is considered to be the most sublime operatic character ever written, captivating audiences for more than 150 years. Verdi’s glorious music and Violetta’s moving demise make this opera one of the most compelling experiences of our lives.