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Officially the most performed opera worldwide, La Traviata is Verdi's twisting and ultimately tragic love story that explores class, reputation and devotion, with heartbreaking consequences. LA Opera presents Marta Domingo's Jazz Age set production, with Violetta now a flapper on the look out for a wealthy beau, amid an Art Deco inspired set that has long been a favourite with LA audiences.
What is La Traviata about?
Adapted from the novel The Lady of The Camellias by Alexander Dumas, La Travita is the tale of Paris' most winning courtesan Violetta Valery and the honest nobleman Alfredo, (here transported to the The Golden Age) who finds himself lost to her charms and manges to persuade the reluctant, but equally besotted gilded butterfly to move to an idyllic country retreat with him.
But abandoning her life of kept luxury proves easier said than done, and soon the besotted couple find the outside world encroaching on their love nest, with word of their scandalous set up spreading much further than they hoped...
It's about risking everything for love, even your life.