Tag Archives: Gabriele Viviani

La Traviata at the Gran Teatre de Liceu in Barcelona

La traviata is unique in Verdi’s output. Unlike Aida or Nabucco, it is remarkable for its realistic portrayal of the tale of Violetta who, on her deathbed, recalls her life as a courtesan in flashback form. In it Verdi made … Continue reading

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MADAMA BUTTERFLY at the Opera National de Paris

MADAMA BUTTERFLY GIACOMO PUCCINI March 12, 2014 MADAME BUTTERFLY, JAPANESE TRAGEDY IN THREE ACTS (1904) MUSIC BY GIACOMO PUCCINI (1858-1924) LIBRETTO BY LUIGI ILLICA AND GIUSEPPE GIACOSA BASED ON THE PLAY BY DAVID BELASCO, ADAPTED FROM A SHORT STORY BY JOHN LUTHER … Continue reading

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