Giuseppe Verdi

Portrait by [[Giovanni Boldini Giuseppe Fortunino Francesco Verdi (; 9 or 10 October 1813 – 27 January 1901) was an Italian composer best known for his operas. He was born near Busseto to a provincial family of moderate means, receiving a musical education with the help of a local patron, Antonio Barezzi. Verdi came to dominate the Italian opera scene after the era of Gioachino Rossini, Vincenzo Bellini, and Gaetano Donizetti, whose works significantly influenced him.

In his early operas, Verdi demonstrated sympathy with the Risorgimento movement which sought the unification of Italy. He also participated briefly as an elected politician. The chorus "Va, pensiero" from his early opera ''Nabucco'' (1842), and similar choruses in later operas, were much in the spirit of the unification movement, and the composer himself became esteemed as a representative of these ideals. An intensely private person, Verdi did not seek to ingratiate himself with popular movements. As he became professionally successful, he was able to reduce his operatic workload and sought to establish himself as a landowner in his native region. He surprised the musical world by returning, after his success with the opera ''Aida'' (1871), with three late masterpieces: his Requiem (1874), and the operas ''Otello'' (1887) and ''Falstaff'' (1893).

His operas remain extremely popular, especially the three peaks of his 'middle period': ''Rigoletto'', ''Il trovatore'' and ''La traviata''. The bicentenary of his birth in 2013 was widely celebrated in broadcasts and performances. Provided by Wikipedia
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    by Verdi, Giuseppe, 1813-1901
    Published 1975
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    by Verdi, Giuseppe, 1813-1901
    Published 1900
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    by Verdi, Giuseppe, 1813-1901
    Published 1943
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    by Verdi, Giuseppe, 1813-1901
    Published 1973
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    by Verdi, Giuseppe, 1813-1901
    Published 1988
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    by Verdi, Giuseppe, 1813-1901
    Published 1990
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    by Verdi, Giuseppe, 1813-1901
    Published 1989
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    by Verdi, Giuseppe, 1813-1901
    Published 1985
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    by Verdi, Giuseppe, 1813-1901
    Published 1985
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    by Verdi, Giuseppe, 1813-1901
    Published 1861
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    by Verdi, Giuseppe, 1813-1901
    Published 1861
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    by Verdi, Giuseppe, 1813-1901
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    by Verdi, Giuseppe, 1813-1901
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    by Verdi, Giuseppe, 1813-1901
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    by Verdi, Giuseppe, 1813-1901
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    by Verdi, Giuseppe, 1813-1901
    Published 1994
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    by Verdi, Giuseppe, 1813-1901
    Published 1861
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    by Verdi, Giuseppe, 1813-1901
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    by Verdi, Giuseppe, 1813-1901
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    by Verdi, Giuseppe, 1813-1901
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