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ACT I.  In her Paris salon, the courtesan Violetta Val é ry greets party guests, including Flora Bervoix, the  Marquis d'Obigny, Baron Douphol, and Gastone, who introduces a new admirer, Alfredo Germont. This  young man, having adored Violetta from afar, joins her in a drinking song (Brindisi: "Libiamo"). An  orchestra is heard in the next room, but as guests move there to dance, Violetta suffers a fainting spell,  sends the guests on ahead, and goes to her parlor to recover. Alfredo comes in, and since they are alone,  confesses his love ("Un d ì  felice"). At first Violetta protests that love means nothing to her. Something  about the young man's sincerity touches her, however, and she promises to meet him the next day. After the guests have gone, Violetta wonders if Alfredo could actually be the man she could love ("Ah, fors' è  lui").  But she decides she wants freedom ("Sempre libera"), though Alfredo's voice, heard outside, argues in  favor of romance.
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  • Spring '14
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  • Violetta, courtesan Violetta Valéry

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