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Scraps from the Operas arranged for Two Guitars

No. 15 - Traviata


Justin Holland, Scraps From The Operas

Opera: La Traviata (The Wayward Woman)
Composer: Giuseppe Verdi
Premiere: Venice, 1853.

Scrap: Andante.

In Act 3 of 3, Alfredo comes to Violetta on her deathbed. He takes all the blame for their misunderstandings. In this duet, Parigi, o cara, noi lasceremo ("We will leave Paris, my darling"), they plan to start again. Violetta's health will bloom again. The entire future will smile on them. In fact, in just a few more moments, consumption will claim Violetta.

At 2:21 there is a variation on the main theme that is not heard in the opera. Was it in the source Holland worked from, or did he compose it?

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