(featuring The Tokyo Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Roberto Paternostro. The various roles, in the opera, are taken up by, members of both the Fujiwara Opera Chorus, and the lead roles : Lucia Aliberti - Violetta ; Peter Dvorsky - Alfredo Germont ; Renato Bruson - Giorgio)
Giuseppe Verdi's (1813-1901) opera "La Traviata", debuted in 1853, and was something of a farcical occasion ; the Italian audience couldn't stop laughing ... However, just over a year later, a restaging in Venice was a resounding success, and the work has gone on to become one of Giuseppe's most respected titles.
The synopsis revolves around a "fallen" (- because of her effusive attitude to free love -) Parisian beauty, Violetta ; her young well-to-do lover, Alfredo ; and their doomed attempts to set up a happy life, together.
Disc One : La Traviata, by Verdi : 1) Prelude (3:30) ; 2)-8) Act One (25:13) ; 9)-20) Act Two : beginning (37:46).
Disc Two : La Traviata ... (conclusion) : 1)-6) Act Two : conclusion (19:06) ; 7) Prelude (3:25) 8)-15) Act Three (26:32).
Disc One is in EX- condition.
Disc Two is in EX condition.