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Giuseppe Verdi

Giuseppe Verdi (Composer)

Born: 10th October 1813, Le Roncole

Died: 27th January 1901, Milan

Nationality: Italian

Giuseppe Fortunino Francesco Verdi was an Italian opera composer. He was born near Busseto to a provincial family of moderate means, and developed a musical education with the help of a local patron. Verdi came to dominate the Italian opera scene after the era of Vincenzo Bellini, Gaetano Donizetti, and Gioachino Rossini, whose works significantly influenced him.

In his early operas, Verdi demonstrated a sympathy with the Risorgimento movement which sought the unification of Italy. He also participated briefly as an elected politician.

Further Reading: Verdi

 Interview, Michael Fabiano on Donizetti and Verdi

The charismatic American tenor talks to Katherine about his debut solo recording on Pentatone, centring on two composers who have played a pivotal role in his career to date.

 Recording of the Week, Otello from the Royal Opera House, starring Jonas Kaufmann

The German tenor sings his first 'Lion of Venice' in Keith Warner's 2017 production, opposite Marco Vratogna and Maria Agresta.

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