Verdi La Traviata Libretto Ita/eng

Verdi La Traviata Libretto Ita/eng

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Media: Sheet Music
Arrangement: Orchestra, Libretto (ORCH/LIB)
Artist: Giuseppe Verdi
Series: G. Schirmer's Collection of Opera Librettos
Catalogue #: GS34011
ISBN: 9780793526185


The libretto by Francesco Maria Piave to Verdi's opera La Traviata is based on the play La Dame Aux Camelias by Alexandre Dumas the Younger. This play was a stage version of a novel by Dumas, published in 1848 and based on the life story of a young courtesan named Alphonsine plessis, known more euphoniously as Marie Duplessis, who died of consumption in 1847, at the age of 23.

Verdi is said to have seen the play at the Theatre des Vaudevilles in Paris shortly after its premiere in 1852 and to have been deeply stirred by it. He had already signed a contract to provide a new opera for the Teatro Fenice in Venice and it was there, on March 6th, 1853, that La Traviata, its text based on the Dumas tragi-comedy, was first given.

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Format: Libretto
Length: 26 pages
Language: English
Publisher: G. Schirmer

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