Giuseppe Verdi Biography

Giuseppe Fortunino Francesco Verdi was an Italian Romantic composer primarily known for his operas. He is considered, together with Richard Wagner, the preeminent opera composer of the nineteenth century.

Verdi dominated the Italian opera scene after the eras of Bellini, Donizetti and Rossini. His works are frequently performed in opera houses throughout the world and, transcending the boundaries of the genre, some of his themes have long since taken root in popular culture, as "La donna è mobile" from Rigoletto, "Libiamo ne' lieti calici" from La traviata, "Va, pensiero" from Nabucco, the "Coro di zingari" from Il trovatore and the "Grand March" from Aida.

Moved by the death of compatriot Alessandro Manzoni, Verdi wrote Messa da Requiem in 1874 in Manzoni's honour, a work now regarded as a masterpiece of the oratorio tradition and a testimony to his capacity outside the field of opera. Visionary and politically engaged, he remains – alongside Garibaldi and Cavour – an emblematic figure of the reunification process of the Italian peninsula. Source: Wikipedia

Biography Snapshot
Name:
Giuseppe Verdi
Nationality:
Kingdom of Italy
Profession:
Opera composer, Composer, Conductor
Religion:
Catholicism
Date of Birth:
October 10, 1813
Astrological Sign:
Libra
Date of Death:
January 27, 1901
Age at Death:
87
Cause of Death:
Stroke
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