The Met’s New “Traviata”

By Howard Kissel [Huffington Post, 3 January 2011]
The new production of Verdi’s “La Traviata,” unveiled New Year’s Eve at the Metropolitan Opera, is pretty strenuous — the singers have to do a lot of running, jumping and gymnastics. Given the Met’s new adeptness at marketing, I wouldn’t be surprised if they’ll soon feature a “Traviata Workout” DVD in their gift shop.