Then & Now 11/14: Verdi’s “La Traviata”

Then & Now 11/14: Verdi’s “La Traviata”

On this date in musical history, back in 1997, Disney’s “The Lion King” with music by Elton John and words by Tim Rice sets a box office record for Broadway with $2,700,000 dollar daily sale. 

Closer to home, at the Sarasota Opera tonight, they’ll raise the curtain to perform Verdi’s “La Traviata.”  It’s a work that has been called “The most famous opera in the world.” [Photo: pixabay/jennywoz-312735]