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La Traviata

[lah trah-vee-ah-tuh; Italian lah trah-vyah-tah] /lɑ ˌtrɑ viˈɑ tə; Italian lɑ trɑˈvyɑ tɑ/
noun
1.
an opera (1853) by Giuseppe Verdi.
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  • Let me treat you to my favorite—just the sweetest thing you ever heard, from La Traviata.

    Jessamine

    Marion Harland
  • We, therefore, had to fall back on Faust, alternated with La Traviata.

    The Mapleson Memoirs, vol I James H. Mapleson
  • At Pittsburg the season opened most auspiciously with La Traviata.

    The Mapleson Memoirs, vol I James H. Mapleson
  • On the second night of our engagement we performed La Traviata.

    The Mapleson Memoirs, vol II James H. Mapleson
  • The following evening we performed La Traviata, in which Mdme.

    The Mapleson Memoirs, vol II James H. Mapleson
  • The music of 'La Traviata' is in strong contrast to Verdi's previous work.

    The Opera R.A. Streatfeild
  • At its production in Venice in 1853 "La Traviata" was a failure, for which various reasons can be advanced.

  • Great things therefore were expected at this performance of La Traviata.

    Verdi: Man and Musician

    Frederick James Crowest

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