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A fascinating production of La Traviata formed this year’s opera highlight at one of Europe’s most important open-air festivals: the Opera Festival St. Margarethen. The dazzling production, set in a rustically romantic Roman quarry, already boasts 100.000 visitors this season. Recorded live in July 2008, this DVD captures the beauty of the open-air production. Stage designer Manfred Waba sets the tragic story about the demi-mondaine Violetta Valéry and her admirer Alfredo Germont in an evocative replica of the Parisian Opéra Garnier. His and Robert Herzl’s unique interpretation is intelligent and effective. In the lead roles, Austria’s promising opera talent Kristiane Kaiser and Jean-François Borras, a French young tenor, provide for a musically and visually attractive viewing. This DVD brings a summer night at the opera into your home!