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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

Certificate:

G | See all certifications »
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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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Version of La traviata (1967) See more »

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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What Glorious Music
24 March 2005 | by hms66See all my reviews

What glorious music! What Glorious singing! A story bigger than life. Production values that do justice to Verdi's opera. This is grand opera at its grandest. In a scale from 1 to 19, this is a 20.

Generally in opera, the singing is the thing. One puts up with elephantine singers, make believe props, bad acting, and other shortcomings to enjoy the music, and especially, the singing. In this film, none of this annoyances takes place. Teresa Stratas looks beautiful as Violeta should. She sings gloriously as Teresa should. Ditto with Placido Domingo. Unlike some opera singers, both of them can act. The sets are sumptuous, the lighting excellent, the cinematography nonpareil. The direction and editing propel the story without flagging for any moment. This film is as close to perfection as humans can achieve.


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