Notes and Editorial Reviews
Vivacious, young soprano Marie McLaughlin is magnificent as the ill-fated courtesan Violetta in this passionate production of Giuseppe Verdi's timeless classic, directed by the internationally renowned Sir Peter Hall and conducted by one of music's all-time greats, Bernard Haitink. Walter MacNeil brings to striking life the role of Violetta's lover, Alfredo, and Brent Ellis shines as Alfredo's father Germont.
Set in 19th century Paris, this moving story of doomed love and its dramatic deathbed reconciliation remains one of Verdi's most popular operas.
"Verdi's music is of course first rate here; many of his most beloved melodies are contained in this opera, and the opening prelude should be very familiar
to anyone with a passing interest in classical music. One of the shorter grand operas, this is also one of Verdi's best. A fine performance of Verdi's classic opera…"
- Mark Zimmer, Digitally Obsessed
Region: 1 (US and Canada)
Running Time: 133 minutes
Format: NTSC, 4.3 Full Screen, Dolby 2.0
Works on This Recording
La traviata by Giuseppe Verdi
Enid Hartle (Mezzo Soprano),
John Hall (Baritone),
David Hillman (Voice),
Walter MacNeil (Tenor),
Brent Ellis (Baritone),
Jane Turner (Mezzo Soprano),
Marie McLaughlin (Soprano),
Christopher Thornton-Holmes (Baritone),
Gordon Sandison (Baritone),
Charles Kerry (Voice)
London Philharmonic Orchestra,
Written: 1853; Italy
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