Who wrote la traviata?
Giuseppe Verdi composed La traviata.
"The Woman Led Astray" is one English equivalent of the Italian phrase La traviata. Specifically, the feminine singular definite article la means "the". The feminine adjective/noun/pronoun traviata translates as "(female, woman) corrupted, led astray, perverted". The pronunciation will be "lah trah-VYAH-tah" in Italian.
Violetta Valery, the heroine in 'La Traviata' dies at the end of the third act. The opera was based on "La Dame aux Camelias" by Alexandre Dumas fils, which was written for the real-life courtesan Marie Duplessis, with whom Dumas had a brief affair. She died at age 23 of tuberculosis on February 3, 1847.