Verdi’s La Traviata was premiered at La Fenice in Venice in 1851, and is one of the most performed and loved operas in the opera repertoire. The Prelude to Act 1 opens with a foreshadowing of the tragic conclusion, leading to an outpouring of a melody to be sung by Violetta, the heroine, expressing her love for Alfredo. Verdi thus exposes the two defining themes of this opera: love and death.
Verdi – La Traviata Act 1 Prelude
Arranged for string orchestra by Damian Iorio.
1st Violin – 3 copies
2nd Violin – 3 copies
Viola – 2 copies
Cello – 2 copies
Bass – 1 copy
Our Verdi arrangements are unabridged, unsimplified and faithful to the original scores with regards to dynamics, phrasing and articulation. We recommend a minimum string size of 6 5 4 4 2 as there are divisi and soli, although it could be performed with fewer players.
Duration 4 minutes