Sunday, May 24, 2009

Today's Flowers; Lady of the Camellias;


Camellias flowering now in the garden.

The Lady of the Camellias (French: La Dame aux camélias) is a novel by Alexandre Dumas, fils, first published in 1848, that was subsequently adapted for the stage. The Lady of the Camellias premiered at the Theatre de Vaudeville in Paris, France on February 2, 1852. An instant success, Giuseppe Verdi immediately set about to put the story to music. His work became the 1853 opera La Traviata with the female protagonist "Marguerite Gautier" renamed "Violetta Valéry".
In the English-speaking world, The Lady of the Camellias became known as Camille and sixteen versions have been performed at
Broadway theatres alone. The "lady of the camellias" is Marguerite Gautier, who is based on Marie Duplessis, the real life lover of author Dumas, fils.


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18 comments:

diane said...

A beautiful white camelia.I love the way you give us so much information on your posts. I have just been catching up with all your blogs, they are so interesting. I've been out of action for a while as I had an operation last Tuesday but starting to feel a little better now. When we were in Townsville we walked past the aquarium but unfortunately didn't have time to visit as we were on the way to Magnetic Island.
My camelias are just starting to open their buds.

Aino said...

So nice and beautiful.My flowers are here: http://www.einontytar.vuodatus.net

Darla said...

Love Camellias, ours are long past the blooming season.

VALKYRIEN said...

Lovely and delicate white camelia! Love the waterdrops....looks so fresh!I always think about Gretha Garbo when I see the Camelia! Didn't she have one of those in her hair, in one of her films?

Jama said...

It's such a beauty!

Indrani said...

Loved reading the details associated with the flower. The play must be a major hit!Great shots!

Kilauea Poetry said...

Thanks for a captivating piece of history here..how nice Tatania! This is such a beauty too.
We have them here but they really do much better where the tempature gets a bit cooler. Ha..yours looks healthy! Hope your having a wonderful weekend!

Ebie said...

Our camelias here are long gone, and they are beautiful flowers.

Elfe said...

Ich komme nicht aus dem Staunen heraus, was bei Euch alles für Blumen blühen.
Liebe Grüsse
Elfe

Arija said...

Titania, this is so beautiful a white Camellia with a romantic story...just lovely.

Kathy said...

Camelias are perfect flowers. Beautiful pictures. =) Hope you have a wonderful week.

Ebie said...

I'm back! I do not knit so I am not sure how much time is spent for a project. I have learned to crochet and I think knitting is harder than crochet. These yarns sure make a warm blankie.

Regina said...

Beautiful camellias.

Denise said...

Your Camelia is spectacular. I love it. Thank you!

Luiz Santilli Jr said...

Thanks Titanis for posting for TODAY´S FLOWERS.
Sorry, I'm later, but TF have being visited by many friends!
I think that it's good.
Wonderful post!

Luiz

Sai said...

Wonderful, Beautiful, Fantastic and above all superb

Kcalpesh said...

I'd never seen this flower before! does it smell good too? It looks awsome!

Punsons said...

looks so fresh!
send flowers