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. 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. 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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Falstaff ACT III
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Falstaff ACT III

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E amabile invero cotal giovinotto from Rigoletto
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E amabile invero cotal giovinotto from Rigoletto
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Di' tu se fedele (Un ballo in maschera)
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Di' tu se fedele (Un ballo in maschera)

Di' tu se fedele (Un ballo in maschera)

Choir
Chorus of the Municipal Theatre of Piacenza
Orchestra
Parma Opera Orchestra
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The Force of Destiny (Overture)
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The Force of Destiny (Overture)
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String Quartet in E minor
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String Quartet in E minor
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La forza del destino (Overture)
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La forza del destino (Overture)
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Chorus of the Hebrew Slaves (Nabucco)
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Chorus of the Hebrew Slaves (Nabucco)
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Rigoletto, Act III: Bella figlia dell'amore
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Rigoletto, Act III: Bella figlia dell'amore
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Les Vespres siciliennes; Act I - "Que lest ton nom"
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Les Vespres siciliennes; Act I - "Que lest ton nom"
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Anvil Chorus (Il trovatore)
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Anvil Chorus (Il trovatore)

Anvil Chorus (Il trovatore)

Choir
Santa Cecilia Chorus
Orchestra
Santa Cecilia Orchestra
Conductor
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Messa da Requiem
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Messa da Requiem
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Overture - Nabucco
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Overture - Nabucco
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Otello - Act 3
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Otello - Act 3
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Otello - Act 2
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Otello - Act 2
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Otello - Act 1
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Otello - Act 1
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La Traviata: Sempre libera
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La Traviata: Sempre libera
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Triumphal March (Aida)
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Triumphal March (Aida)
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O don fatale (Don Carlo)
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O don fatale (Don Carlo)
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Il tramonto
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Il tramonto
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Messa da Requiem
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Messa da Requiem
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La forza del destino - overture
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La forza del destino - overture
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Ave Maria (4 Sacred Pieces)
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Ave Maria (4 Sacred Pieces)

Ave Maria (4 Sacred Pieces)

Orchestra
Santa Cecilia Chorus
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String Quartet in E minor (3rd mvt)
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String Quartet in E minor (3rd mvt)
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Bella figlia dell'amore (Rigoletto)
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Bella figlia dell'amore (Rigoletto)
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Macbeth Act IV (Scenes ii & iii)
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Macbeth Act IV (Scenes ii & iii)
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Macbeth Act IV Scene I
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Macbeth Act IV Scene I
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Macbeth Act III
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Macbeth Act III
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Macbeth Act I (Sc i & ii)
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Macbeth Act I (Sc i & ii)
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Ave Maria (Otello)
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Ave Maria (Otello)
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String Quartet in E minor
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String Quartet in E minor
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La seduzione
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La seduzione
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Ah forse lui; La Traviata
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Ah forse lui; La Traviata

Ah forse lui; La Traviata

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Hrachuhi Bassenz
Sergey Rybin
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Aria 'Di Provenza il mar' - from 'La Traviata'
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Aria 'Di Provenza il mar' - from 'La Traviata'
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Les Vepres siciliennes (Merce, dilette amiche [Bolero])
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Les Vepres siciliennes (Merce, dilette amiche [Bolero])
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Di quella pira (Il Trovatore)
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Di quella pira (Il Trovatore)
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Aida - opera in 4 acts
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Aida - opera in 4 acts
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Il Trovatore - opera in 4 parts
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Il Trovatore - opera in 4 parts
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Nabucco - opera in 4 parts
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Nabucco - opera in 4 parts
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Restate! Presso all mia persona, Duet between King of Spain and Posa, from Don Carlos (end of Act 2)
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Restate! Presso all mia persona, Duet between King of Spain and Posa, from Don Carlos (end of Act 2)
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Brindisi (La Traviata Act I)
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Brindisi (La Traviata Act I)
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Mercé, dilette amiche (Les vêpres siciliennes)
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Mercé, dilette amiche (Les vêpres siciliennes)
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Aida: Grand March
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Aida: Grand March
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Sempre Libera (La Traviata)
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Sempre Libera (La Traviata)
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Falstaff ACT III
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Falstaff ACT III
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Women Abandon Us (Rigoletto)
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Women Abandon Us (Rigoletto)
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falstaff
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falstaff

falstaff

Performer
CONCERT CHORUS OF THE VIENNA STATE OPERA/VIENNA PH
Dietrich Fischer‐Dieskau
Leonard Bernstein
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