All SET for La traviata!

The demimonde of 1853 Paris was a place of extravagant luxury and hedonism. All-night parties with dancing, gambling, drinking, and entertainment were the norm, and the settings were accordingly sumptuous. Salons hung with velvet curtains and oil paintings, crystal chandeliers alight with hundreds of fine wax candles, ornately paneled walls and floor-to-ceiling paned windows, velvet…