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Giuseppe Verdi

(10 October 1813–27 January 1901)

Giuseppe Fortunino Francesco Verdi (Italian pronunciation: [dʒuˈzɛppe ˈverdi]; 10 October 1813 – 27 January 1901) was an Italian Romantic composer, mainly of opera. He was one of the most influential composers of the 19th century. 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 – such as "La donna è mobile" from Rigoletto, "Va, pensiero" (The Chorus of the Hebrew Slaves) from Nabucco, "Libiamo ne' lieti calici" (The Drinking Song) from La traviata and the "Grand March" from Aida.


Opera Premiere or date of written Libretti available
Rigoletto One of the greatest operas 1851, March 11 italian, german, english, french
Il trovatore 1853, January 19 italian, german, english, french
La traviata One of the greatest operas 1853, March 6 italian, german, english, french
Les vêpres siciliennes 1855, June 13 italian
Un ballo in maschera 1859, February 17 italian, german, english, french, russian
La forza del destino 1862, November 22 italian, german, english, french, russian
Aida One of the greatest operas 1871, December 24 italian, german, english, french
Otello 1887, February 5 italian, german, english, french
Falstaff 1893, February 9 italian, english


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