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Professor Amanda Vickery on BBC2


Professor Amanda Vickery presents La Traviata: Love, Death and Divas (link is external) on BBC 2 on Saturday 20th June. Prof Vickery and Radio 3 presenter Tom Service reveal the extraordinary story behind the opera's first night in London and its scandalous heroine, the courtesan Violetta ValĂ©ry, whose dramatic life and tragic death were based on real-life characters and events.



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