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The Sound of Opera

Dell'invito trascorsa è già l'ora (Opening scene)

The first act opens at a party in the living room of Violetta Valery, a Parisian courtesan. Among the guests are Violetta's friends Viscount Gastone de Letorières, Flora Bervoix (also a courtesan) and Flora's protector Marquis d'Obigny. Violetta's protector Baron Douphol and doctor Grenvil are also present. Gastone introduces his friend Alfredo Germont and tells Violetta he is a secret admirer who daily enquired after her during her illness. The baron is angered and refuses the invitation to give a toast. Alfredo then agrees to do it in his stead.

  • Violetta
  • Flora
  • Alfredo
  • Gastone
  • Barone
  • Dottore
  • Marchese
  • Soprani
  • Tenors
  • Basses