Franco Zeffirelli
Dispatch from New York: A 'Traviata' New Year at the Met with Marina Poplavskaya

NEW YORK -- The combination of an imported, Regietheater production from Europe and ticket prices as high as $5,000 looked like a risky wager for the Metropolitan Opera. But Friday’s gala premiere of Willy Decker’s production of “La Traviata” delivered