3 Works in La Traviata - Verdi/Piave
Fandoms: La Traviata - Verdi/Piave
13 Sep 2019
"I myself revealed your sacrifice to Alfredo." Missing scene between Act II and Act III.
Giorgio Germont goes to Mass every morning and kneels in the pew. He says a prayer for Violetta Valéry's soul.
Fandoms: La Traviata - Verdi/Piave, Zenda Novels - Anthony Hope, The Opera Companion - George W. Martin, Gilbert & Sullivan & Related Fandoms
26 Jul 2017
Opera has always presented a more overt demand for suspension of disbelief than most other dramatic forms, and never more so than with its ongoing fascination with plots based on hanahaki disease. The middle of the nineteenth century saw the emergence of this tidy, sentimental metaphor for tuberculosis – a gory, unpleasant and all too real ailment – and it has lingered ever since. Blood was replaced with roses, hacking coughs with immaculate arias, lingering deaths with graceful swoons.
Chapter 1: Violetta, o, la traviata (Giuseppe Verdi and F. M. Piave)
Chapter 2: Michael of Strelsau (Sir Arthur Seymour Sullivan and Julian Sturgis)
- Part 3 of Opera Over The Rainbow