"''La traviata'' is an opera in three acts by GiuseppeVerdi, set to an Italian libretto by Francesco Maria Piave. It is based on ''La dame aux Camélias'' (1852), a play adapted from the novel by Alexandre Dumas ''fils''. The title "La traviata" means literally ''The Fallen Woman'', or perhaps more figuratively, ''The Woman Who Goes Astray''. It was originally titled ''Violetta'', after the main character." -TheOtherWiki
This woman named Violetta Valery, however, is not of nobility. Thus, when Violetta's lover's father arrives to tell her to break off the relationship, she has no choice. This upsets Alfredo, who has cared for her for years. And then, tragedy befalls everyone.
!!Tropes for this opera include:
* BreakHisHeartToSaveHim: At the request of Alfredo's dad.
* [[spoiler:DiedInYourArmsTonight:]] A beautiful rendition, played for drama, in the ending.
* DownerEnding: Alfredo manages to track Violetta down, but when he arrives to her side, she's in the last stage of her tuberculosis.
* FemmeFatale: Violetta fits this trope perfectly, although she's an IllGirl version of it.
* HookerWithAHeartOfGold: Violetta.
* IllGirl: Violetta, too.
** IncurableCoughOfDeath: The cause.
** VictorianNovelDisease: The illness, since the opera was adapted from the Dumas novel The Lady of the Camellias.
* IJustWantMyBelovedToBeHappy: Before her [[ForegoneConclusion death]], Violetta tells Alfredo that a girl in her youth will fall for him, and that he should marry said girl.
* MassiveMultiplayerEnsembleNumber: The Finale
* UntranslatedTitle: Like so many Verdi operas. As mentioned above, it translates literally to "The Lost Lady" or "The Fallen Woman".
* WhatTheHellHero: Everyone reprimands Alfredo for upsetting Violetta by forcing a confession out of her for loving the baron and throwing his [Alfredo's] money at her. The fact that poor Violetta passes out ''right there'' due to her illness doesn't help.