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Giuseppe Verdi operas
Rigoletto (1851)
Il trovatore (1853)
La traviata (1853)
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Un ballo in maschera (1859)
La forza del destino (1862)
Aida (1871)
Otello (1887)
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“La traviata” by Giuseppe Verdi

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Premiere / date of written: 6 March 1853

The first performance of the opera was on 6 March 1853 at the La Fenice opera house in Venice.

Libretti

# Language Authors
1 Italian Francesco Maria Piave
2 German
3 English
4 French

original libretto
line-by-line of the original libretto

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Audio recordings

Year Cast
Conductor,
Opera chorus and orchestra
Label,
Comment
Buy
1955
Violetta — Maria Callas,
Alfredo — Giuseppe Di Stefano,
Germont — Ettore Bastianini
Carlo Maria Giulini
La Scala orchestra and chorus, Milan
EMI Classics Cat: 66450

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$119.99
1960

DM's pick

Violetta — Anna Moffo,
Alfredo — Richard Tucker,
Germont — Robert Merrill
Fernando Previtali
Rome Opera orchestra and chorus
RCA Victor Cat: 68885

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$70.99
1976
Violetta — Ileana Cotrubaş,
Alfredo — Plácido Domingo,
Germont — Sherrill Milnes
Carlos Kleiber
Bavarian State Opera orchestra and chorus
Deutsche Grammophon Cat: 415132

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$23.97
1979
Violetta — Joan Sutherland,
Alfredo — Luciano Pavarotti,
Germont — Matteo Manuguerra
Richard Bonynge
National Philharmonic Orchestra and London Opera Chorus
Decca Cat: 430491

Amazon.com
$13.17
2005
Violetta — Anna Netrebko,
Alfredo — Rolando Villazón,
Germont — Thomas Hampson
Carlo Rizzi
Vienna Philharmonic and Vienna State Opera Chorus
Deutsche Grammophon Cat: 52902

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$14.88

Video recordings

Year Cast
Conductor,
Opera chorus and orchestra,
Director
Label,
Comment
Buy
1967
Violetta — Anna Moffo,
Alfredo — Franco Bonisolli,
Germont — Gino Bechi
Giuseppe Patanè
Rome Opera orchestra and chorus
Mario Lanfranchi
Video Artists International

Amazon.com
$25.59
1983

DM's pick

Violetta — Teresa Stratas,
Alfredo — Plácido Domingo,
Germont — Cornell MacNeil
James Levine
Metropolitan Opera orchestra and chorus
Franco Zeffirelli
Universal Studios Cat: 0 2519-20326-2 2

Amazon.com
$16.14
1994
Violetta — Angela Gheorghiu,
Alfredo — Frank Lopardo,
Germont — Leo Nucci
Sir Georg Solti
Royal Opera House orchestra and chorus
Richard Eyre
Decca Cat: 071 431-9

Amazon.com
$8.01

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