Giuseppe Verdi
https://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/960x540/p01bqlwn.jpg
1813-10-10
https://musicbrainz.org/artist/f1bedf1f-4445-4651-9c35-f4a3f3860a13
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).

This entry is from Wikipedia, the user-contributed encyclopedia. It may not have been reviewed by professional editors and is licensed under an Attribution-ShareAlike Creative Commons License. If you find the biography content factually incorrect or highly offensive you can edit this article at Wikipedia. Find out more about our use of this data.

Giuseppe Verdi Performances & Interviews


Giuseppe Verdi Tracks

Giuseppe Verdi
Requiem
https://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/256x256/p06ljsfx.jpg
link
Requiem

Sort by

Giuseppe Verdi
Aida - opera in 4 acts
https://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/256x256/p06ljsfx.jpg
link
Aida - opera in 4 acts
Giuseppe Verdi
Il Trovatore - opera in 4 parts
https://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/256x256/p06ljsfx.jpg
link
Il Trovatore - opera in 4 parts
Giuseppe Verdi
Nabucco - opera in 4 parts
https://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/256x256/p06ljsfx.jpg
link
Nabucco - opera in 4 parts
Giuseppe Verdi
Restate! Presso all mia persona, Duet between King of Spain and Posa, from Don Carlos (end of Act 2)
https://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/256x256/p06ljsfx.jpg
link
Restate! Presso all mia persona, Duet between King of Spain and Posa, from Don Carlos (end of Act 2)
Giuseppe Verdi
Brindisi (La Traviata Act I)
https://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/256x256/p06ljsfx.jpg
link
Brindisi (La Traviata Act I)
Giuseppe Verdi
Mercé, dilette amiche (Les vêpres siciliennes)
https://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/256x256/p06ljsfx.jpg
link
Mercé, dilette amiche (Les vêpres siciliennes)
Giuseppe Verdi
Aida: Grand March
https://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/256x256/p06ljsfx.jpg
link
Aida: Grand March
Giuseppe Verdi
Sempre Libera (La Traviata)
https://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/256x256/p06ljsfx.jpg
link
Sempre Libera (La Traviata)
Giuseppe Verdi
Falstaff ACT III
https://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/256x256/p06ljsfx.jpg
link
Falstaff ACT III
Giuseppe Verdi
Women Abandon Us (Rigoletto)
https://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/256x256/p06ljsfx.jpg
link
Women Abandon Us (Rigoletto)
Giuseppe Verdi
falstaff
https://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/256x256/p06ljsfx.jpg
link
falstaff

falstaff

Performer
CONCERT CHORUS OF THE VIENNA STATE OPERA/VIENNA PH
Dietrich Fischer‐Dieskau
Leonard Bernstein
Giuseppe Verdi
Ave Maria (Otello, Act IV)
https://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/256x256/p06ljsfx.jpg
link
Ave Maria (Otello, Act IV)
Giuseppe Verdi
Overture - Nabucco
https://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/256x256/p06ljsfx.jpg
link
Overture - Nabucco
Giuseppe Verdi
Chorus of the Hebrew Slaves (Nabucco)
https://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/256x256/p06ljsfx.jpg
link
Chorus of the Hebrew Slaves (Nabucco)
Giuseppe Verdi
Overture Forza del Destino (extract)
https://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/256x256/p06ljsfx.jpg
link
Overture Forza del Destino (extract)
Giuseppe Verdi
I Lombardi: 'Qual volutta trascorrere'
https://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/256x256/p06ljsfx.jpg
link
I Lombardi: 'Qual volutta trascorrere'
Giuseppe Verdi
String Quartet in E minor
https://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/256x256/p06ljsfx.jpg
link
String Quartet in E minor
Giuseppe Verdi
Les vêpres siciliennes (Overture)
https://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/256x256/p06ljsfx.jpg
link
Les vêpres siciliennes (Overture)
Giuseppe Verdi
Ballet music from Otello, Act III
https://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/256x256/p06ljsfx.jpg
link
Ballet music from Otello, Act III
Giuseppe Verdi
Messa da Requiem
https://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/256x256/p06ljsfx.jpg
link
Messa da Requiem
Giuseppe Verdi
La Forza del Destino, Overture
https://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/256x256/p06ljsfx.jpg
link
La Forza del Destino, Overture
Giuseppe Verdi
I vespri siciliani: La primavera
https://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/256x256/p06ljsfx.jpg
link
I vespri siciliani: La primavera
Giuseppe Verdi
La donna è mobile (Rigoletto)
https://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/256x256/p06ljsfx.jpg
link
La donna è mobile (Rigoletto)
Giuseppe Verdi
Rigoletto Paraphrase
https://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/256x256/p06ljsfx.jpg
link
Rigoletto Paraphrase
Giuseppe Verdi
La Traviata, Act 1: Prelude
https://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/256x256/p06ljsfx.jpg
link
La Traviata, Act 1: Prelude
Giuseppe Verdi
La Traviata (Act 1, excerpt)
https://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/256x256/p06ljsfx.jpg
link
La Traviata (Act 1, excerpt)
Giuseppe Verdi
Overture - from [The] Sicilian Vespers
https://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/256x256/p06ljsfx.jpg
link
Overture - from [The] Sicilian Vespers

Overture - from [The] Sicilian Vespers

Orchestra
Orchestre du Conservatoire de Musique du Quebec
Giuseppe Verdi
Gloria all'Egitto (Aida)
https://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/256x256/p06ljsfx.jpg
link
Gloria all'Egitto (Aida)

Gloria all'Egitto (Aida)

Choir
Santa Cecilia Chorus
Orchestra
Santa Cecilia Orchestra
Giuseppe Verdi
Requiem
https://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/256x256/p06ljsfx.jpg
link
Requiem
Giuseppe Verdi
"Caro nome" Gilda's aria from Act I, scene ii of Rigoletto
https://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/256x256/p06ljsfx.jpg
link
"Caro nome" Gilda's aria from Act I, scene ii of Rigoletto
Giuseppe Verdi
Rigoletto; Act III
https://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/256x256/p06ljsfx.jpg
link
Rigoletto; Act III
Giuseppe Verdi
Otello, Act IV: Ave Maria
https://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/256x256/p06ljsfx.jpg
link
Otello, Act IV: Ave Maria
Giuseppe Verdi
String Quartet in E minor (4th mvt)
https://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/256x256/p06ljsfx.jpg
link
String Quartet in E minor (4th mvt)
Giuseppe Verdi
Adagio for trumpet and orchestra
https://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/256x256/p06ljsfx.jpg
link
Adagio for trumpet and orchestra

Adagio for trumpet and orchestra

Orchestra
Giuseppe Verdi Orchestra of Milan
Giuseppe Verdi
Addio del passato (La Traviata)
https://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/256x256/p06ljsfx.jpg
link
Addio del passato (La Traviata)
Giuseppe Verdi
Overture, Il finto Stanislao
https://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/256x256/p06ljsfx.jpg
link
Overture, Il finto Stanislao

Overture, Il finto Stanislao

Ensemble
La Scala Philharmonic
Giuseppe Verdi
La Forza del destino - Overture
https://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/256x256/p06ljsfx.jpg
link
La Forza del destino - Overture
Giuseppe Verdi
La traviata Act 3; Prelude
https://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/256x256/p06ljsfx.jpg
link
La traviata Act 3; Prelude
Giuseppe Verdi
Anvil Chorus (Il trovatore)
https://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/256x256/p06ljsfx.jpg
link
Anvil Chorus (Il trovatore)
Giuseppe Verdi
La donna è mobile (Rigoletto)
https://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/256x256/p06ljsfx.jpg
link
La donna è mobile (Rigoletto)
Giuseppe Verdi
Macbeth: Prelude
https://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/256x256/p06ljsfx.jpg
link
Macbeth: Prelude
Giuseppe Verdi
Anvil Chorus
https://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/256x256/p06ljsfx.jpg
link
Anvil Chorus
Load more tracks

Latest Giuseppe Verdi News

    Play on! How Shakespeare inspired 400 years of music
    A brief history of music's love for the Bard - in 6 Proms
Back to artist