Giuseppe Verdi
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1813-10-10
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Giuseppe Verdi

Giuseppe Verdi Biography (Wikipedia)

Giuseppe Fortunino Francesco Verdi (9 or 10 October 1813 – 27 January 1901) was an Italian opera composer.

Verdi 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 Bellini, Donizetti and Rossini, whose works significantly influenced him, becoming one of the pre-eminent opera composers in history.

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. 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 however did not seek to ingratiate himself with popular movements and as he became professionally successful 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).

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Giuseppe Verdi
Rigoletto - Act 3 "Bella figlia d'amore"
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Rigoletto - Act 3 "Bella figlia d'amore"

Rigoletto - Act 3 "Bella figlia d'amore"

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Rigoletto - Tito Gobbi
Gilda - Maria Callas
Duke of Mantua - Giuseppe Di Stefano
Maddalena - Adriana Lazzarini
Orchestra
Orchestra of La Scala, Milan
Conductor
Tullio SerafiNTullio SerafiN
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Giuseppe Verdi
Nabucco: Chorus of the Hebrew Slaves
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Nabucco: Chorus of the Hebrew Slaves
Giuseppe Verdi
Overture, Il finto Stanislao
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Overture, Il finto Stanislao

Overture, Il finto Stanislao

Ensemble
La Scala Philharmonic
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Giuseppe Verdi
Anvil Chorus (Il trovatore)
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Anvil Chorus (Il trovatore)
Giuseppe Verdi
Ehi! Paggio! (Falstaff)
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Ehi! Paggio! (Falstaff)
Giuseppe Verdi
Ce jour heureux (this happy day!) from Don Carlos
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Ce jour heureux (this happy day!) from Don Carlos
Giuseppe Verdi
Addio del passato (La traviata)
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Addio del passato (La traviata)
Kiri Te Kanawa
Willow Song
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Willow Song

Willow Song

Orchestra
Orchestra of the Royal Opera House
Giuseppe Verdi
Va pensiero (Nabucco)
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Va pensiero (Nabucco)
Giuseppe Verdi
La Traviata
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La Traviata
Giuseppe Verdi
O to che in seno agli angeli from La forza del Destino
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O to che in seno agli angeli from La forza del Destino
Giuseppe Verdi
La traviata: Act 2 no.10b; Di Provenza il mar
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La traviata: Act 2 no.10b; Di Provenza il mar
Giuseppe Verdi
La Traviata - Act 1; Prelude
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La Traviata - Act 1; Prelude
Giuseppe Verdi
"Caro nome", from Rigoletto
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"Caro nome", from Rigoletto
Orchestra of Rome Opera House, Francesco Molinari‐Pradelli, Nicolai Gedda & Giuseppe Verdi
La donna è mobile from Rigoletto
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La donna è mobile from Rigoletto
Giuseppe Verdi
Nabucco (Chorus of the Hebrew Slaves)
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Nabucco (Chorus of the Hebrew Slaves)

Nabucco (Chorus of the Hebrew Slaves)

Orchestra
Opera North Orchestra
Conductor
Choir
Opera North Chorus
Giuseppe Verdi
Aida (Act II Finale: Triumphal March)
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Aida (Act II Finale: Triumphal March)
Giuseppe Verdi
I Lombardi Alla Prima Crociata - Prelude to the Trio (Act III)
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I Lombardi Alla Prima Crociata - Prelude to the Trio (Act III)
Giuseppe Verdi
Les vepres Siciliennes, Act 3: La Primavera
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Les vepres Siciliennes, Act 3: La Primavera
Giuseppe Verdi
Gloria all'Egitto (Aida)
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Gloria all'Egitto (Aida)

Gloria all'Egitto (Aida)

Choir
Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia Rome Chorus
Orchestra
Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia Rome Orchestra
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Giuseppe Verdi
O Patria Mia from Aida
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O Patria Mia from Aida
Giuseppe Verdi
La Traviata: Libiamo Ne'lieti Calici
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La Traviata: Libiamo Ne'lieti Calici
Giuseppe Verdi
Surta è la Notte (Recitative and aria: Surta è la Notte .... Ernani, Ernani)
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Surta è la Notte (Recitative and aria: Surta è la Notte .... Ernani, Ernani)
Giuseppe Verdi
Simon Boccanegra: Come in quest'ora bruna
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Simon Boccanegra: Come in quest'ora bruna
Giuseppe Verdi
Rigoletto - La donna è mobile (Duke's aria)
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Rigoletto - La donna è mobile (Duke's aria)
Giuseppe Verdi
Requiem: Libera me
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Requiem: Libera me
Giuseppe Verdi
Aria 'Di Provenza il mar' - from 'La Traviata'
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Aria 'Di Provenza il mar' - from 'La Traviata'
Giuseppe Verdi
Overture from The Force of Destiny
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Overture from The Force of Destiny
Giuseppe Verdi
Messa da Requiem – Dies irae
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Messa da Requiem – Dies irae
Giuseppe Verdi
Va pensiero (Nabucco)
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Va pensiero (Nabucco)
Giuseppe Verdi
Rigoletto: Prelude
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Rigoletto: Prelude
Giuseppe Verdi
Anvil Chorus (Il trovatore)
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Anvil Chorus (Il trovatore)
Giuseppe Verdi
La forza del destino (Overture)
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La forza del destino (Overture)
Giuseppe Verdi
Di quella pira (Il Trovatore)
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Di quella pira (Il Trovatore)
Giuseppe Verdi
Requiem
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Requiem

Requiem

Singer
Maria Luigia Borsi
Tea Demurishvili
Gianluca Zampieri
Nikolay Didenko
Giuseppe Verdi
Pater noster for chorus
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Pater noster for chorus
Giuseppe Verdi
"Caro nome" Gilda's aria from Act I, scene ii of Rigoletto
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"Caro nome" Gilda's aria from Act I, scene ii of Rigoletto
Giuseppe Verdi
Dies Irae; Requiem Aeternam (Libera Me - Requiem)
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Dies Irae; Requiem Aeternam (Libera Me - Requiem)

Dies Irae; Requiem Aeternam (Libera Me - Requiem)

Orchestra
See London S O London Symphony Orchestra
Conductor
Colin Davis
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Ulster Orchestra
Force of Destiny Overture
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Force of Destiny Overture
Giuseppe Verdi
Requiem (Proms 2016)
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Requiem (Proms 2016)
Giuseppe Verdi
La Donna e Mobile (Act III, Rigoletto)
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La Donna e Mobile (Act III, Rigoletto)

La Donna e Mobile (Act III, Rigoletto)

Orchestra
Giuseppe Verdi Orchestra of Milan
Conductor
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Giuseppe Verdi
Overture from 'Les vêpres siciliennes'
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Overture from 'Les vêpres siciliennes'
Giuseppe Verdi
Overture from La Forza del Destino
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Overture from La Forza del Destino
Giuseppe Verdi
The Lady and the Fool
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The Lady and the Fool
Giuseppe Verdi
Di Provenza il mar, il suol - from La Traviata, Act 2
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Di Provenza il mar, il suol - from La Traviata, Act 2

Di Provenza il mar, il suol - from La Traviata, Act 2

Orchestra
Eesti Raadio Sumfooniaorkester (Estonian RSO)
Conductor
Giuseppe Verdi
La forza del destino (Overture)
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La forza del destino (Overture)
Giuseppe Verdi
La traviata (Prelude)
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La traviata (Prelude)
Giuseppe Verdi
Aria Ella mi fu rapita, from Rigoletto (Act II)
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Aria Ella mi fu rapita, from Rigoletto (Act II)
Giuseppe Verdi
Libera me (Requiem)
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Libera me (Requiem)
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