When I wrote my post about my friend, S., the other day, I was partially inspired by the above video. It is a scene from Verdi’s “La Traviata” (The Fallen One) in Zeffirelli’s film version starring Placido Domingo and Teresa Stratas.

The story of the opera is about a kept woman who is forced to sacrifice her lover in order to avoid a public scandal. Every time I listen to it, I’m absolutely moved to tears.

Our Lady of the Angels, prays for us!