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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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La Traviata is one of the world's greatest operas.
29 July 2002 | by emurray-2See all my reviews

Verdi outdid himself when he penned La Traviata. The cast of singers for this production is superb. The cinematography is appropriately both beautiful and colorful, particularly at the Villa outside Paris.

Stratas is excellent and poignant as Violetta. Domingo makes a most passionate Alfredo. Cornell MacNeil is a splendid Giorgio Germont. Alan Monk is a fine Baron. The cinematography is particularly fine.

All in all this is one of the finest productions of La Traviata ever.

I believe that I have it on both laser disc and DVD.


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