La traviata

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La traviata
Opera bi Giuseppe Verdi
File:Maria Callas (La Traviata) 2.JPG
Maria Callas in the role o Violetta
LibrettistFrancesco Maria Piave
Based onLa Dame aux Camélias
bi Alexandre Dumas, fils
Premiere6 Mairch 1853 (1853-03-06)
Teatro La Fenice, Venice

La traviata (Italian: [la traviˈaːta; traˈvjaːta], The Fallen Woman)[1][2] is an opera in three acts bi Giuseppe Verdi set tae an Italian libretto bi Francesco Maria Piave. It is based on La Dame aux Camélias (1852), a play adapted frae the novelle bi Alexandre Dumas, fils. The opera wis oreeginally teetled Violetta, efter the main chairacter. It wis first performed on 6 Mairch 1853 at the La Fenice opera hoose in Venice.

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. Taruskin, Chapter 11: Literally the woman gone astray, from Italian 'tra-' -beyond,across and,'-via' the way
  2. Meadows, p. 582


  • Meadows, F.C. (1892), Meadows' Italian and English Dictionary. Lunnon: Bernard Quaritch.