Concert will begin at 23:55 hours GMT
Verdi's 'La Traviata' with Hartig, Costello and Domingo from New York
Verdi's 'La Traviata' is an opera in three acts set to an Italian libretto by Francesco Maria Piave. It is based on La dame aux Camélias (1852), a play adapted from the novel by Alexandre Dumas, fils. Violetta Valéry, a famed courtesan, throws a lavish party at her Paris salon to celebrate her recovery from an illness. Gastone, a viscount, has brought with him a friend, Alfredo Germont, a young bourgeois from a provincial family who has long adored Violetta from afar. Performers:
Violetta Valéry: Annita Hartig.
Alfredo Germont: Stephen Costello.
Giorgio Germont: Plácido Domingo.
Metropolitan Opera Choir and Orchestra. Conductor: Nicola Luisotti.