Alfredo and Violetta

Alfredo and Violetta

his love for the courtesan is shattered by her renunciation and fatal illness. [Ital. Opera: Verdi La Traviata in Benét, 1022]
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Act 3 is full of louche jollity and melodramatic confrontation and brings what seems to be the final parting of Alfredo and Violetta. That's until the joy and heart-break of Act 4, their reconciliation and her death.