La traviata

2. Brindisi

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"Libiamo ne' lieti calici" is a famous duet with chorus from Verdi's La traviata, one of the best-known opera melodies and a popular performance choice for many great tenors. The song is a brindisi, a lively song that encourages the drinking of wine or other alcoholic beverages.
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About La traviata

La traviata is an opera in three acts by Giuseppe Verdi set to an Italian libretto by Francesco Maria Piave. It is based on La Dame aux camélias (1852), a play adapted from the novel by Alexandre Dumas fils. The opera was originally titled Violetta, after the main character. It was first performed on 6 March 1853 at the La Fenice opera house in Venice.
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