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Ensemble

Major Delights

'La traviata' from San Diego Opera,
recommended by MARIA NOCKIN

 

In 1824, two people were born whose lives were destined to intertwine and bring them both fame. Rose Alphonsine Plessis was born into an abusive household, but she grew up to become Marie Duplessis, the most famous courtesan of her time. Alexandre Dumas, the younger, who was bullied at school because of his mixed racial background, grew up to be an esteemed playwright. Marie met him when they were twenty years old. He described her as tall and slim, with lustrous black hair and incredibly white teeth...

Copyright © 22 April 2010 Maria Nockin,
Arizona USA

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GIUSEPPE VERDI

LA TRAVIATA

SAN DIEGO OPERA

ITALY

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

KAREN KELTNER

ELIZABETH FUTRAL

ALAN OPIE

JOSEPH HU

SCOTT SIKON

TIMOTHY TODD SIMMONS

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