The Leonard Lopate Show Published by The Leonard Lopate Show Soprano Diana Damrau on "La Traviata" Listen 14 min Queue Download this audio Want to embed this player? Use the code below. More info. <iframe frameborder="0" scrolling="no" height="130" width="100%" src="https://www.wnyc.org/widgets/ondemand_player/wnyc/#file=/audio/json/276590/&share=1"></iframe> Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Email a Friend Diana Damrau as Violetta in Act I of Verdi’s La Traviata at the Metropolitan Opera (Photo credit: Ken Howard/Metropolitan Opera ) i German soprano Diana Damrau talks about taking on the challenges of the lead role in "La Traviata"—opposite Plácido Domingo—at the Metropolitan Opera. She just starred in the “Las Vegas” "Rigoletto" production by Michael Mayer.