Met Opera on Demand Catalog
(Mar. 30, 2013)
Composer: Giuseppe Verdi
Librettist: Francesco Maria Piave, after the play La Dame aux Camélias by Alexandre Dumas
Nézet-Séguin; Damrau, Pirgu, Domingo
Metropolitan Opera Orchestra and Chorus
Approximate running time: 2 hrs. 8 min.
Diana Damrau is heartbreaking as Verdi’s most beloved heroine, the courtesan Violetta who gives up her lavish life for the sake of true love—only to be forced to renounce the one person she cares about. Legendary tenor Plácido Domingo takes on the baritone role of Giorgio Germont, the father of Violetta’s lover, Alfredo, sung by Saimir Pirgu. Rising conductor Yannick Nézet-Séguin is on the podium.