|aLa traviata|h[videorecording] /|cproduced by Tarak Ben Ammar ; written, designed and directed by Franco Zeffirelli ; conducted by James Levine ; Accent Films B.V.
|aUniversal City, Calif. :|bMCA Home Video,|c1985.
|a1 videodisc (LaserVision CLV) (105 min.) :|bsd., col. ;|c12 in.
|aStereo extended play.
|aVideodisc release of 1982 motion picture version of the Verdi opera.
|aTeresa Stratas, Placido Domingo, Cornell MacNeil, Metropolitan Opera Orchestra and Chorus, Ekaterina Maksimova, Vladimir Vassiljev.
|aIn Paris in the 1840's a consumptive courtesan falls in love with a young man from a family of so to say suffocating respectability. It seems not to occur to him that it is she who is paying their bills. His father appears, and says that the scandal is ruining the sister's chance of an advantageous marriage. The lovers part, he in a spirit of rancor, she in sacrifice. Later, he humiliates her in public. At her deathbed, however, they are reconciled.