Ep. 47 La Traviata By Verdi Take Two
In describing La Traviata, Verdi called it “a subject for our time.” Though the pressures and expectations of the mid-19th century opera world required setting it in the previous century, La Traviata is a timeless and tuneful look at some of the most raw and enduring emotions of humankind. It is justifiably one of the most frequently performed operas worldwide. In the spirit of Opera for Everyone, if you liked Rent or Moulin Rouge, listen to the story of this opera of “the fallen woman” who was part of the inspiration for both. In this episode, host Pat and special guest-co-host Grant take a close look at the story and that is both behind and within it. And if that’s not enough, this opera boasts one of the world’s great drinking songs!