'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...
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