By René Weis
The girl on the centre of the tale, Marie Duplessis, escaped from her lifestyles as an abused teenage lady in provincial Normandy, emerging in an amazingly brief house of time to the apex of trendy existence in 19th century Paris, the place she was once thought of the queen of the Parisian courtesans. Her existence was once painfully brief, yet via sheer determination, intelligence, expertise, and gorgeous appears she attained such prominence within the French capital that ministers of the govt. or even contributors of the
French royal relations fell lower than her spell.
In the 1840s she commanded the type of 'paparazzi' realization that at the present time we affiliate simply with significant royalty or the most important Hollywood stars. apart from the more youthful Dumas, her conquests incorporated a number of writers and artists, together with the best pianist of the century, Franz Liszt, with whom she as soon as was hoping to elope. while she died Théophile Gautier, the most vital Parisian writers of the day, penned an obituary healthy for a princess. certainly, he boldly claimed that she had
been a princess, though her peasant beginning and her quite demi-monde existence.
And even though now mostly forgotten, within the years instantly after her loss of life, Marie's legend if something grew in stature, along with her immortalization in Verdi's l. a. traviata, an opera during which the good Romantic composer attempted to catch her essence in essentially the most heart-wrenching and lyrical track ever composed.
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The Real Traviata: The Song of Marie Duplessis by René Weis