Did you get to see Traviata? I checked out this YouTube excerpt
with Dessay and Hvorostovsky.
Is this the one you had in mind?
I like Natalie just fine but I don't think Germont is the best role for Dmitri. His constant scowl over his deep set eyes (reminding you of Dolf Lundgren) make him look menacing -- more Scarpia than Germont.
I would like to see this year's version with Damrau and Domingo as Germont -- his debut at the role at age 72. Not bad,
at that age. It's like listening to those Johny Cash Americana albums where he sings with weariness of a wizened soul. His voice may be hanging by tethers but every note packs emotional punch that wallops you in the gut.
I saw Diana Damrau last year at a concert where she was only accompanied by a harpist. She has one gorgeous voice. Critics liked her debut
as Violetta. I like to see it.