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La Traviata: Verdi's Timeless Fallen Woman

La Traviata: Verdi's Timeless Fallen Woman

On this week's episode of He Sang/She Sang, hosts Merrin Lazyan and Julian Fleisher are joined by dramaturg Cori Ellison to discuss Verdi's mythical and timeless masterpiece, La Traviata. We also speak with baritone Thomas Hampson, who has been singing the role of Germont for 25 years. Hampson tells us how the complex and beautiful dilemmas that we find in this opera help us to better understand who we really are.  Cori's YouTube pick (Maria Callas and Ugo Savarese, 1953):   Merrin's YouTube pick (Anna Netrebko and Rolando Villazón, 2005):  Julian's YouTube picks (Joni Mitchell):   This episode features excerpts from the following albums: Giuseppe Verdi: La Traviata (Deutsche Grammophon, 1992)— Cheryl Studer, soprano; Luciano Pavarotti, tenor; Metropolitan Opera Orchestra conducted by James Levine Verdi: La Traviata (Deutsche Grammophon, 2005)— Thomas Hampson; baritone; Vienna Philharmonic conducted by Carlo Rizzi

Duration: 46 min

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