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Verdi La Traviata

Verdi's 'La Traviata,' A Courtesan's Love Story

David Kiley | Posted 01.23.2014 | Detroit
David Kiley

Like more than a few operas, it seems, the character at the center is a courtesan, Violetta, who is fairly burned out from her life entertaining men and believes she will die soon. Entering her life, though, is a well-meaning -- if naive -- Alfredo Germont who has long been intrigued by Violetta with no apparent recognition of her profession or lifestyle.

WATCH: Behind The Scenes Of A Classic Opera

Posted 03.26.2013 | Arts

Giuseppe Verdi's "La Traviata" -- "the fallen woman" in Italian -- tells the tale of Violetta, a tragic heroine who is desperate to remain free and lo...

Heartfelt Standing Ovation For The Met Opera's 'La Traviata'

AP | By MIKE SILVERMAN | Posted 03.15.2013 | Arts

NEW YORK -- Two spontaneous eruptions from the audience just about said it all as the Metropolitan Opera revived Willy Decker's brilliantly stripped-d...