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La Traviata and Cora Pearl

Posted by Utah Opera in Productions

Through Jan 26, the Utah Opera continues their season with La Traviata, a story of a beautiful Parisian woman who survived on the riches of the men she dated. The story follows Violetta through her life and parties and the pains of falling in love….

La Traviata, Parties, and Dancing.

Posted by Opera Gal in Productions

By Traci Grant Starting on January 18, the newly-renovated Capitol Theatre will once again be filled with the beautiful voices of the Utah Opera performers, the relaxing music from the Utah Symphony, and the magical set designs and costumes. What opera enthusiasts may not expect…

La Traviata, Realism, and Marginality

Posted by Ross Hagen in Online Learning

La Traviata is often cited as a progressive development in opera because it is concerned with portraying realistic stories of everyday people as opposed to mythical allegories that reflected the values and social position of the elite classes. However, the realism of La Traviata is…

La Traviata, A highlight reel

Posted by Ross Hagen in Online Learning

In this page, we have a sort of “highlight reel” of notable moments from La Traviata. I have compiled these from a 2005 production by the Salzburg Opera that is freely available on Youtube in high resolution with English subtitles. Each link will have a…

La Traviata, Glossary and Works Cited

Posted by Ross Hagen in Online Learning

Aria: a solo scene in an opera in which a character expresses inner feelings to the audience, roughly analogous to the Shakespearean soliloquy Brindisi: a drinking song, typically introduced as a toast by one character Cabaletta: the fast final part of a solo scene or…