Style and Substance

The heroine of La Traviata has inspired opera's greatest costumers to create some of their most sumptuous gowns. COLLEEN HILL looks at the wardrobes devised for popular Violettas of the past and present - and reveals how they reflect changes in contemporary fashion.

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Anna Netrebko in Act I of Salzburg's modern-dress Traviata, 2005
© Klaus Lefebvre 2009

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