LA DONNA TRAVIATA
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The hooker and her heroic tenor.
Love and romance: a musical
Violetta is a happy hooker in the famous red light district of Amsterdam. She is charming, funny and beloved. Everything comes her way. She is fond of opera and likes to sing herself. Her life drastically changes when she meets Fabio Paresi, a famous Italian heroic tenor. But a hooker never should fall in love. What seemed a way up is the beginning of a downfall into misery and death.
© Copyright 2014 by Fred Hilberdink, all rights reserved
Synopsis: LA DONNA TRAVIATA:
The hooker and her heroic tenor.
Musical voices from life and death
The film “La donna Traviata” is set against the backdrop of Amsterdam’s red light district.
In a historical point of view, opera is deeply nestled in the hearts of the citizens of Europe and the US like in Little Italy in New York. The past 10 years, opera has again gained huge popularity with large audiences due to singers as Paverotti and others in both the Old – and New World.
The leading character in this story is a young hooker, Violetta. It’s her nickname based on the heroin of the opera “La Traviata” from Verdi. The film opens with raffling red high heels on a bar in downtown Amsterdam and the extravagant jubilant music of Bizets’ Carmen. The story takes off showing Violetta as a beautiful, funny Amsterdam girl who loves to sing and jestingly jokes that she actually should have been an opera star. Her earnings are unheard of. The champagne flows lavishly and life seems to be a dream full of fun, money, cars, gambling, drugs and sex. Even her pimp, a large dark skinned man, is really fond of her. Not only because of the money she brings in, but also by her humorous gift of a contagious laugh.
Violetta is more than just a hooker. Although her show is brought like a joke, she has the real qualities of an opera singer. She likes to sing the world famous arias and duets. Then she meets Fabio Paresi, a well known Italian heroic tenor, who becomes a customer in the brothel.
Fabio has special sexual desires and since his money is good, Violetta performs the acts with all her charms. During the first act, Violetta suddenly starts to sing an opera fragment. Fabio answers her singing and finally ends up with his utmost sexual experience and becomes a permanent customer. During their humoristic, foolish, sexual aberrations they sing some of the most beautiful arias and duets.
But Violetta makes a dramatic mistake. She falls in love with Fabio, also hoping for a more honorable career. Fabio however is not in love with her and refuses her entering his celebrity world. And ‘a hooker is a whore and never should fall in love with the customer’.
Violetta wants to quit the prostitution and is beaten up by her pimp. She manages to escape with the help of local homies. She is left alone by everybody, ends up in the gutter, roaming as a nomadic tramp through the city. She desperately even tries to make a living by singing in the street.
One day a young bright composer, Guido, hears her tragic voice singing in the rainy night. He recognizes her talent and takes her into his home. He teaches her, she teaches him.
They fall in love. Real love this time.
Guido makes her a famous opera star and asks her to marry him. Everything seems again to come her way. Her fame and popularity grows such, that she is even invited to perform a concert together with the famous heroic tenor Fabio Paresi.
But Fabio does not accept her just being a colleague singer. He wants her to play the whore for him again. She refuses and tells him she will be married to Guido that same day.
In a fit of jealousy Fabio sticks a knife into Violetta’s chest. The life flows out of her body. Desperately Fabio stabs himself to dead. Guido is brokenhearted.
Well known arias and love duets from various opera’s will be performed during the frivolous, spiced up, naughty, even tragic and as a result often humorously set scenes.
© copyright 2014 by Fred Hilberdink, all rights reserved