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This paper discusses a scene in Giuseppe Verdi's opera "La Traviata". The paper considers the First Act and how it introduces the characters and the situation, foreshadowing much of what is to come while also showing the conflicts within the two main characters and between them as well. The paper notes how both action and music express the same ideas and emotional attitudes.
From the Paper:"In the nineteenth century, the role of women in the theater was often either as victims or as sinners, often at one and the same time. As a rule, women who rebel against the strictures of their society were destroyed. An example is Violetta in La Traviata by Verdi: Violetta ValJry. . . finds she rebels without even trying. . . All around her, members of the family judge, execute, and lay down the law. She dances, she drinks. But the champagne she swallows has none of the grandiose vainglory of Don Giovanni's goblet; her steps are numbered and her lifetime."
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"La Traviata" (2005, December 01) Retrieved September 24, 2023, from https://www.academon.com/essay/la-traviata-85428/
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