Drinking song by Verdi

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This tune if from an opera by Giuseppe Verdi (1813-1901)called La traviata.It is now one of the most popular operas ever written.





But the first performance in 1853 was not a success.This is partly because it used modern costumes like the one on the left.


This made the sad story too realistic.At the time,people thought that operas should be like fantasies,and not like real lift.
In some later performances,the singers had 17th-century costomes like the one shown here.This helped the opera became much more popular.

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irene :

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