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La Traviata in Monte Carlo

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La Traviata in Monte Carlo Musica

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It is one of the most popular operas in the world. More than 150 years after its premiere, Giuseppe Verdi's masterpiece La Traviata still leaves both audiences and performers deeply moved.

Bulgarian soprano Sonya Yoncheva won over audiences with her recent performance of Violetta at Monte Carlo's Opera House. "A few months ago, while I was in Paris, I was given the book La Dame aux Camelias," she tells euronews. "She lived in appalling poverty, had a very strict father. She left home at the age of 13 and I was fascinated by her courage: she just packed her belongings – maybe she didn't even have any – and went in search of a better life, future and identity. It reminded me of myself, when I left Bulgaria at 19 with just two suitcases and a little money in my pocket in search of my own."

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  • Directed by: Musica by Euronews
  • Production date: 2013
  • Duration: 3 min
  • Production: © Euronews
  • Available version(s): FR, EN

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