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John Fiore conducted with a clear baton technique, keeping the nineteenth century Verdian style intact, no matter what was occurring on stage. William Vendice's chorus sang with precision and looked like denizens of the nineteen-twenties. At this performance, the music was foremost and its power was overwhelming, proving that although the opera is more than one-hundred and fifty years old, it is still as enchanting as ever.
Joseph Calleja as Alfredo Germont and Elizabeth Futral as Violetta Valery in the Act III 'death scene' of Verdi's 'La Traviata'. Photo © 2006 Robert Millard
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