The familiar story was also translated into dance by John Neumeier for the Stuttgart Ballet in 1978 as a full-length ballet using the music of Chopin. A significant version was produced for the Paris Opera Ballet with compelling performances by Agnès Letestu and Stéphane Bullion. The piece is not without its elements of kitsch and overblown and over-articulated emotion, but the love duets do work up considerable intensity and sexiness.
And then there is Camille and Greta Garbo. If somehow you have never seen it, seek it out. Robert Taylor takes some adjusting to, but Garbo is sublime.
Here is a bit of Sarah Bernhardt in the death scene (at 42 seconds on in the film clip).
Dimly lit, distant, often out of focus, questionable sound, but a least a rare peek at Callas on stage as Violetta (with Alfredo Kraus), Lisbon 1958.
And at last, a look at La Traviata in its place in the seemingly inevitable final repository and apotheosis of culture in this country - the ice show!