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Tenor Plácido Domingo and soprano Teresa Stratas star in director Franco Zeffirelli's lushly cinematic version of Verdi's opera La Traviata ("The Woman Gone Astray"), a story of doomed love in 1840s Paris. Violetta (Stratas), who is the mistress of a wealthy baron, hosts a lavish party to celebrate her improved health after a bout with tuberculosis. There she meets Alfredo (Domingo) and becomes smitten with him as he, she, and the guests join in the famous "Drinking Song." Violetta leaves the baron, and she and Alfredo move ...

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GrannyNanny

Jan 5, 2010

Lush and lovely Traviata

This thing is achingly beautiful to both ear and eye, and as a surprising plus, the subtitles are so well managed that you can actually make out a lot of the Italian as it is sung. Truly wonderful.

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