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

the very best ever

By msbasset
Written May 03, 2012
this production of traviata is far and away the best i've ever seen - and i've probably seen it 5-6 times in various venues - really, it ranks up there with the best i've ever seen anywhere in 40 yrs of opera going.....really really fabulous..
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Metropolitan Opera La Traviata

By elsea
Written May 03, 2012
An absolutely fantastic production on a stark backdrop with mainly black and white color palate, Violetta as the sole color spot. The three main characters were perfect, incredible voices, singing and acting, and the cinema sound was excellent.. We loved it so much we went right home and bought tickets for Wagner's Ring Cycle playing over the next two weeks.
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La Traviata

By Pattylee41
Written May 03, 2012
The filming was beautiful, the voices gorgeous, but I prefer the original productions. The starkness of the staging left me cold. I guess I'm a traditionalist. Even said, I was thrilled to hear it and see it again. The Met does a wonderful job of bringing opera to the masses.
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La Traviata - Rebraodcast

By malamuddc
Written May 04, 2012
Wonderful production, though very minimalist as far as the scenery and the costumes are concerned. The singing/voices were equally wonderful, the "acting" outstanding though there were a few times when the principals were not able to reach a particularly high note.
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Little Red Dress

By rosboden
Written January 30, 2015
I heard about this production from noted opera expert, Thomson Smillie. It more than lived up to my expectations. I have seen Traviata countless times, the first when I was just 15, living in Auckland, New Zealand. This production was the finest, from the slow walk across the stage during the Act 1 overture to the beautiful strains of 'Parigi, o cara' in Act 3. The gypsy scene, now the 'revelers' scene was truly amazing, displaying enormous creativity from the director and the performers. Natalie Dessay gave a superb performance, every muscle in her body showing she is not just a renowned operatic soprano, but a true actor. She was supported by a fine Alfredo and a superb Germont senior. I can't wait for this to be available on DVD.
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