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La traviata (1982)

Violetta meets Alfredo and quickly falls for him. After the lovers run away together, they live in bliss for a short time. However, Alfredo's father, Giorgio, starts to interfere, concerned... See full summary »

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Franco Zeffirelli
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Nominated for 2 Oscars. Another 6 wins & 3 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Teresa Stratas Teresa Stratas ... Violetta
Plácido Domingo ... Alfredo
Cornell MacNeil Cornell MacNeil ... Germont
Allan Monk Allan Monk ... Baron Douphol
Axelle Gall Axelle Gall ... Flora
Pina Cei Pina Cei ... Annina
Maurizio Barbacini Maurizio Barbacini ... Gastone
Robert Sommer Robert Sommer ... Doctor Grenvil
Richard Oneto Richard Oneto ... Marquis
Renato Cestiè Renato Cestiè ... Young Porter
Dominique Journet ... Alfredo's Sister
Luciano Brizi Luciano Brizi ... Giuseppe
Tony Ammirati Tony Ammirati ... Messenger
Ariel Bybee Ariel Bybee ... The Voices of (singing voice)
Geraldine Decker Geraldine Decker ... The Voices of (singing voice)
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Storyline

Violetta meets Alfredo and quickly falls for him. After the lovers run away together, they live in bliss for a short time. However, Alfredo's father, Giorgio, starts to interfere, concerned that Violetta's bad reputation will affect the marriage prospects of Alfredo's sister. Violetta reluctantly leaves Alfredo, but his love is so strong that it leads him to actions that have tragic consequences. Written by Toby Padilla

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Drama | Music

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Country:

Italy

Language:

Italian

Release Date:

18 February 1983 (Italy) See more »

Also Known As:

Traviata See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$33,977, 24 April 1983, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$3,783,329
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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Soundtracks

La Traviata
Written by Giuseppe Verdi
Libretto by Francesco Maria Piave
Performed by the cast of this film and The Metropolitan Opera Orchestra and Chorus
Directed by James Levine
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Be prepared for tears, for this is a perfect opera film!
10 September 2009 | by TheLittleSongbirdSee all my reviews

This version of the famous tearjerker La Traviata was just wonderful from beginning to end. The cinematography was stunning, and just as luscious were the costumes and locations, especially the villa outside Paris. The music by Verdi is just superb, no wonder it is one of the most performed operas today, from the prelude of Act 1, Brindisi(which I am sure everybody knows even if they're not into opera), Sempre Libra, Di Provenza to the heart-rending ending and especially the Act 2 duet between Violetta and Germont, it is just delightful, and is bound to bring tears to people's eyes like it did to me. The plot, based on the book by Alexandre Dumas Junior, is not too complicated and easy to follow. The performances are astonishing. Placido Domingo, not only looks the part of Alfredo, but sang and acted a dream, easily up there with Alfredo Krauss, as one of the best tenors playing that particular character. Teresa Stratus was perfection as Violetta. I did worry that her performance was going to leave me cold, but her beautiful voice and outstanding acting ability equalled a real tearjerker of a performance, that was poignant and understated. Cornell MacNeill is not a name I am familiar with, but he certainly shone as Germont, with a fine baritone voice, and good stage presence. Overall, a perfect opera film, that is a real tearjerker. 10/10 Bethany Cox


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