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02 Nov 2008

Tale of a fallen woman stands out for style

By Andrew Clark [Financial Times, 2 November 2008]

Life and death, joy and pain, love and duty: Verdi’s amoral tale of a “fallen woman” strikes to the very heart of human existence, touching its extremes, reconciling its contradictions. But too often it is drowned by musical routine and the very superficiality that masks Violetta’s soul.

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