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La Traviata Michigan

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.