La traviata

La traviata

music, Giuseppe Verdi ; libretto, Francesco Maria Piave ; an Accent Films B.V. production in association with RAI Radiotelevisione Italiana ; produced by Tarak Ben Ammar ; written, designed and directed by Franco Zeffirelli

DVD - 1999 | Italian
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The story of a beautiful courtesan dying of consumption and her love for a poor nobleman.


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Aug 19, 2013

One of the best movies of an opera ever (along with Carmen). This is not a stage production, but a personal vision of director Franco Zeffirelli, who bathes the movie in excessively romantic settings and furnishings, against which is played the touching story of the two lovers. Teresa Stratas gets to your heart as the doomed courtesan Violetta. Her singing and acting are both on an extraordinarily high level. Placido Domingo is a believable and vulnerable Alfredo. This is a very fine movie.


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