Saturday, January 17, 2015

Mucha - La Dame aux Camélias

Mucha - La Dame aux Camélias (The Lady of the Camellias) (1896).

The Lady of the Camellias is a novel by Alexandre Dumas, first published in 1848, that was subsequently adapted for the stage. In the English-speaking world, The Lady of the Camellias became known as Camille, and 16 versions have been performed at Broadway theatres alone. Sarah Bernhardt starred in Paris, London, and several Broadway revivals. It has also been adapted for approximately twenty different motion pictures. An instant success, Giuseppe Verdi immediately set about to put the story to music. His work became the 1853 opera La Traviata.

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3 comments:

  1. I really like the colours in this. I know the opera but have never read the book.

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  2. I saw a travel show the other day which highlighted the Mucha Museum -- looks fabulous. Thanks for providing the background to this piece.

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