La traviata

The Woman who Strayed

Dramatis Personæ

Violetta Valéry, a demi-mondaine (Prima donna soprano)
Flora Bervoix, her friend and fellow hostess (Mezzo-soprano comprimario)
Annina, Violetta's maid (Seconda donna)
Alfredo Germont, (Primo tenore)
Giorgio Germont, his father (Primo baritono)
Gastone, Vicomte de Letorières, friend of Alfred (Tenore comprimario)
Il Barone Douphol, Violetta's protector (Baritono comprimario)
Il Marchese d'Obigny, friend of Flora (Secondo basso)
Dottore Grenvil (Basso profundo)
Giuseppe, Violetta's servant (Secondo tenore)
Un domestico di Flora (Corifeo basso)
Un commissario (Corifeo basso)
Amici ed amice di Violetta e Flora; piccadori, zingare, servi di Violetta e Flora; maschere [Friends of Violetta and Flora; picadors and gypsies; servants of Violetta and Flora; maskers]

Setting: Paris and environs, around 1700.

Plot Summary

Act I

Violetta, a consumptive courtesan, falls in love with Alfredo.

Act II

Scene 1: Alfredo's father convinces Violetta that she must leave him for the honor of the family.
Scene 2: Alfredo publicly insults Violetta at a party. The guests are shocked.

Act III

Violetta dies.


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3 Apr 2008