La Traviata at Malmö Opera – synopsis

La Traviata at Malmö Opera - synopsis

La Traviata at Malmö Opera – synopsis

Composer and librettist

Music: Giuseppe Verdi|Lyrics: Francesco Maria Piave after Alexandre Dumas novel Kameliadamen.


Libretto In Italian


First performance at Teatro La Fenice i Venedig 6 mars 1853.

Alfredo Germont falls in love with the beautiful courtesan, Violetta Valéry. She is aware that she is dying from consumption.

Finding a man she truly can love for the first time in her life, she leaves her demi-monde life and goes to live with Alfredo in the countryside.

There she is visited by Alfredo´s father Giorgio Germont, who has come to ask her to give up Alfredo; his daughter´s engagement is threatened by the scandal of the association. She agrees to make the sacrifice and returns to her former protector, Baron Douphol.

Alfredo publicly insults Violetta at a party given by Flora Bervoix; he is challenged to a duel by the Baron and is also disowned by his father.

He eventually learns the truth about Violetta´s sacrifice and returns to find her dying.

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