Cover image for La traviata music, Giuseppe Verdi ; libretto, Francesco Maria Piave ; an Accent Films B.V. production in association with RAI Radiotelevisione Italiana ; produced by Tarak Ben Ammar ; written, designed and directed by Franco Zeffirelli.
Title:
La traviata music, Giuseppe Verdi ; libretto, Francesco Maria Piave ; an Accent Films B.V. production in association with RAI Radiotelevisione Italiana ; produced by Tarak Ben Ammar ; written, designed and directed by Franco Zeffirelli.
Author:
Piave, Francesco Maria, 1810-1876, librettist.
Edition:
[DVD version].
Publication Information:
Universal City, CA : Universal Home Video, [1999]

©1999
Physical Description:
1 videodisc (105 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Summary:
The story of a beautiful courtesan dying of consumption and her love for a poor nobleman.
General Note:
Widescreen.

Opera film.

Based on: La dame aux camélias by Alexandre Dumas.

Special features: production notes, cast & filmmakers' biographiess, film highlights and theatrical trailer and web links (requires DVD-ROM player).

For specific features see interactive menu.
Language:
Italian
Reading Level:
Rated G.
ISBN:
9780783227474
UPC:
025192032622
Format :
DVD

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Franco Zeffirelli's breakthrough version of Verdi's classic opera.


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Tenor Plácido Domingo and soprano Teresa Stratas star in director Franco Zeffirelli's lushly cinematic version of Verdi's opera La Traviata ("The Woman Gone Astray"), a story of doomed love in 1840s Paris. Violetta (Stratas), who is the mistress of a wealthy baron, hosts a lavish party to celebrate her improved health after a bout with tuberculosis. There she meets Alfredo (Domingo) and becomes smitten with him as he, she, and the guests join in the famous "Drinking Song." Violetta leaves the baron, and she and Alfredo move into a secluded country villa together, where they live happily for a while. But unknown to Alfredo, his father (baritone Cornell MacNeil) convinces Violetta that continuing her relationship with Alfredo will prevent Alfredo's sister from making a good marriage. With great sadness, Violetta decides that she must not only break permanently with Alfredo, she must keep him at a distance by returning to the baron. Misunderstanding her motives, Alfredo goes into a jealous rage that leads to tragic consequences. ~ Perry Seibert, Rovi