Besides being one of the most beloved and highly-performed operas of all time, La Traviata by Giuseppe Verdi is considered a masterpiece for its melodic perfection and the efficacy of its orchestration. The opening of the Fall Season at La Scala offers us the possibility to appreciate the quality of its music in a version rarely seen on stage. Under the direction of the great Zubin Mehta, with the Chorus and Orchestra of La Scala and a high-level cast, the amazing story of Violetta and Alfredo Germont hits the stage in a concert version. Giving voice to the courtesan Violetta is Latvian soprano Marina Rebeka, a specialist of the Verdian repertoire and an applauded veteran to the role, not unlike Brazilian tenor Atalla Ayan, who has made his depiction of the young Germont one of his strongest. The charisma of the experienced Leo Nucci (Giorgio Germont), the fire of Costantino Finucci (Baron Douphol), the elegance of Alessandro Spina (Doctor Grenvil) and the dazzling Chiara Isotton (Flora) do the rest. A forbidden love portrayed by Alexandre Dumas will thrill the public once again with wild turns and follies of destiny, in a refined version sure to please the most demanding enthusiasts.