Poster Monday: La Traviata
Welcome to this new edition of Poster Monday, now we are featuring a poster designed from our previously featured Carlo Fiore, a graphic designer from Italy who mainly designs posters for operas.
The poster we are featuring here today is “La Traviata” the most popular of Verdi’s operas and also one of his most distinct. The scale is far more intimate than the vast majority of his output with effective no grand historic or political elements. In the mid-nineteenth century Marie Duplessis inspired the pen of Alexandre Dumas son to give life to the character of Margarita Gautier in the novel “The lady of the camellias”, published in 1852. Dumas son wrote the work a few months after the death from tuberculosis of Marie. After the success of the work, Dumas himself decided to transform it into a play.
In 1856 Verdi composed the score for a new opera, which I call La Traviata, based on the play by Dumas Jr. With a libretto by Francesco Maria Piave, that although in an incident did not have the expected success with time became a classic of all time
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