• Released
  • July 17, 2013
  • NR , 2 hr 30 min
  • Concert/Special Events
    Music/Performing Arts

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Dessay is glorious heroine in stunning production

By mimiphm
Written October 29, 2014
Outstanding voice, beautiful, terrific actress - what more can you ask of her? Hvorostovsky holds his own vocally (and he sure is handsome!) as the stern father. Polenzani sings beautifully as Alfredo but the role is wimpy, the weakest part of the opera. I'd enjoy seeing him in other things. See it by all means.
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La Traviata

By dkzajac
Written May 03, 2012
I've seen this opera with a traditional setting. This setting was very imaginative and edgy. I liked the change, but I'm also glad I saw the other. The singers were wonderful. I felt that the two leads had trouble acting at times. But, overall, it was a good experience.
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creative staging, great voices

By adeliscool
Written May 03, 2012
Another brilliant Met production! The only complaint I have is NOT with the Met but with the opera itself. I know. It's a classic. I just don't like the choppy plot. Characters do things for no apparent reason. And her big scene at the end: That part got tedious. The staging is marvelous. The set becomes part of the "play," and I like that. The father's makeup needed a bit of aging. The gray wig was not enough. Soaring vocals!
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La Traviata

By hytime
Written May 03, 2012
While the story of La Traviata makes for an enduring classic, I missed the pageantry in this presentation. The staging is modern and stark and I found it to visually unexciting. The performances were suburb.
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La Traviata

By jau0312
Written May 03, 2012
Having seen many of the Live in HDopera, I'd rate this one lower than most due to lack of visual interest. Singing was great, but the sets, costumes & staging were boring.
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