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re: LA TRAVIATA at the Met - tonight
Last Edit: singleticket 01:47 pm EST 12/05/18
Posted by: singleticket 01:41 pm EST 12/05/18
In reply to: re: LA TRAVIATA at the Met - tonight - JAS 12:23 pm EST 12/05/18

...but it’s ludicrous to think a gentleman like Germont would bring his daughter to the home of a prostitute!

But she's not a prostitute, she's a successful courtesan or a Demi-Mondaine, a valuable person to know within a valuable social network and as such granted a genuine social status which entails respect and tact, if she stays in her own world and doesn't mess with the world of bourgeois marriage. That's what Germont, the father, is doing in the second act ball scene. He's pointing out to his son that Violetta is accorded respect, within the realm of her own world.
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