Title
La traviata
Composer
Giuseppe Verdi 1813-1901
Librettist
Francesco Maria Piave
Performer
Angela Gheorghiu  (sopraan) Frank Lopardo  (tenor) Leo Nucci  (bariton) Gillian Knight  (alt) Covent Garden Royal Opera House Chorus Covent Garden Royal Opera House Orchestra
Conductor
Georg Solti 1912-1997
Director
Richard Eyre
Publisher
Decca, 2005
1 dvd-video + boekje
Recording date
Live 1994
Playing time
02:15:00
Note
Ondertiteling: Engels, Frans, Duits, Spaans en Chinees
EAN
0044007143193
CDR
DCD0286

About Giuseppe Verdi

Giuseppe Fortunino Francesco Verdi (Italian: [dʒuˈzɛppe ˈverdi]; 9 or 10 October 1813 – 27 January 1901) was an Italian opera composer. He was born near Busseto to a provincial family of moderate means, and developed a musical education with the help of a local patron. Verdi came to dominate the Italian opera scene after the era of Vincenzo Bellini, Gaetano Donizetti, and Gioachino Rossini, whose works significantly influenced him.

In his early operas, Verdi demonstrated a sympathy with the Risorgimento movement which sought the unification of Italy. He also participated briefly as an elected politician. The chorus "Va, pensiero" from his early opera Nabucco (1842), and similar choruses in later operas, were much in the spirit of the unification movement, and the composer himself became esteemed as a representative of these ideals. An…Read more on Wikipedia