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Live from the Met: La traviata

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by GIUSEPPE VERDI
Libretto by FRANCESCO MARIA PIAVE The Metropolitan Opera's new production - the first live opera relay from the USA. with Ileana Cotruhas as Violetta Placido Domingo as Alfredo and Cornell MacNeil as Germont ORCHESTRA AND CHORUS of the Metropolitan Opera House conducted by James Levine
Based on Dumas' The Lady of the Camellias, La traviata is the poignant story of a courtesan, Violetta. who falls in love during her final illness. Her lover is Alfredo, a young man of fashion; but his father, Germont, is dismayed by the liaison. As always with Verdi even this uncomplicated plot is the inspiration for a series of magnificent arias, ensembles and choruses.
Introduced by MICHAEL BERKELEY Act 1
Violetta's Drawing Room
Set and costume design TANYA MOISEIWITSCH
Lighting GIL WECHSUR
Choreographer ZACHARY SOLOV Chorus-master davib STIVENDER Producer COLIN GRAIIANI Television director BRIAN LARGE
(Sung in Italian with English sub-titles)
For the best effect viewers with stereo Radio 3 should turn off rv sound and position their speakers on either side of the screen, but a few feet away. Stereo headphones provide a suitable alternative
(Other operas on Radio 3 this week are ' The Stone Guest ' tomorrow at 1.45 pm, and Verdi's ' Macbeth livc from Covent Garden, on Friday at 7.30 pm)

Contributors

Unknown: Francesco Maria Piave
Unknown: Ileana Cotruhas
Unknown: Violetta Placido Domingo
Unknown: Cornell MacNeil
Conducted By: James Levine
Introduced By: Michael Berkeley
Chorus-Master: Zachary Solov
Producer: Colin Graiiani
Flora Bervoix: Ariel Bybee
Annina: Geraldine Decker
Gastone: Dana Talley
Baron Douphol: John Darrenkamp
Marquis d'Obigny: Jl'Lien Robbins
Dr Grenvil: William Fleck
Giuseppe: John Hanriot
Gardener: Donald Peck

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Live from the Met: La traviata

BBC Two England, 28 March 1981 18.30






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