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. By his 30s, he had become 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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"Bella figlia dell'amore" from Act 3 of "Rigoletto"
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"Bella figlia dell'amore" from Act 3 of "Rigoletto"

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Don Carlos - duet of Don Carlos and Rodrigo from Act 2
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Don Carlos - duet of Don Carlos and Rodrigo from Act 2
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Otello (Act 3: Ballet Music)
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Otello (Act 3: Ballet Music)
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Filippo's aria "Ella giammai m'amo!" from Don Carlo (Act 3)
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Filippo's aria "Ella giammai m'amo!" from Don Carlo (Act 3)

Filippo's aria "Ella giammai m'amo!" from Don Carlo (Act 3)

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Orchestra of National Opera of Sofia
Orchestra
Orchestra of National Opera of Sofia
Conductor
Assen Naidenov
Giuseppe Verdi
La donna è mobile (Rigoletto)
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La donna è mobile (Rigoletto)
Giuseppe Verdi
Celeste Aida (Aida)
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Celeste Aida (Aida)
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M'ami, m'ami (Un Ballo in maschera - Act 2)
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M'ami, m'ami (Un Ballo in maschera - Act 2)
Giuseppe Verdi
Chorus of the Hebrew Slaves (Nabucco)
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Chorus of the Hebrew Slaves (Nabucco)
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Les vêpres siciliennes (Overture)
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Les vêpres siciliennes (Overture)
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String Quartet in E minor
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String Quartet in E minor
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Messa da Requiem
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Messa da Requiem
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Soldiers' Chorus (Il Trovatore)
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Soldiers' Chorus (Il Trovatore)
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Harry Enfield and Chums - Signature Tune arr. from Verdi's Rigoletto
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Harry Enfield and Chums - Signature Tune arr. from Verdi's Rigoletto
Giuseppe Verdi
Partite? Crudele... (Rigoletto, Act 1)
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Partite? Crudele... (Rigoletto, Act 1)
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Prelude to Act 3 of 'La traviata'
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Prelude to Act 3 of 'La traviata'
Giuseppe Verdi
Il lacerato spirito (Simon Boccanegra)
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Il lacerato spirito (Simon Boccanegra)
Giuseppe Verdi
Caro nome (Rigoletto)
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Caro nome (Rigoletto)
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3 Arias from Luisa Miller arr. Emanuele Muzio
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3 Arias from Luisa Miller arr. Emanuele Muzio
Giuseppe Verdi
O terra, addio (Aida)
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O terra, addio (Aida)
Giuseppe Verdi
Un ballo in maschera: Acts II and III
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Un ballo in maschera: Acts II and III

Un ballo in maschera: Acts II and III

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Gwyn Hughes Jones
Mary Elizabeth Williams
Roland Wood
Julie Martin Du Theil
Sara Fulgoni
Gareth Dafydd Morris
Jason Howard
Andrew Irwin
Jihoon Kim
Orchestra
Welsh National Opera Orchestra
Conductor
Giuseppe Verdi
Un ballo in maschera: Act I
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Un ballo in maschera: Act I
Giuseppe Verdi
Il Trovatore: di quella pira
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Il Trovatore: di quella pira
Giuseppe Verdi
I Lombardi (Salve Maria de Jerusalem)
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I Lombardi (Salve Maria de Jerusalem)
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La forza del destino: Overture
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La forza del destino: Overture
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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
Giuseppe Verdi
Aria 'Di Provenza il mar' - from 'La Traviata'
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Aria 'Di Provenza il mar' - from 'La Traviata'
Giuseppe Verdi
La Forza del Destino, Overture
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La Forza del Destino, Overture
Giuseppe Verdi
Un ballo in maschera, Act II: Ve', se di notte qui colla sposa
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Un ballo in maschera, Act II: Ve', se di notte qui colla sposa
Giuseppe Verdi
Forse la soglia attinse (Un ballo in maschera)
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Forse la soglia attinse (Un ballo in maschera)
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Va, pensiero (Nabucco)
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Va, pensiero (Nabucco)

Va, pensiero (Nabucco)

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Orchestra
Opera North Orchestra
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Macbeth (Prelude)
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Macbeth (Prelude)
Giuseppe Verdi
Don Carlo: "Ascolta!... Dio, che nell'alma infondere amor"
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Don Carlo: "Ascolta!... Dio, che nell'alma infondere amor"
Giuseppe Verdi
Don Carlo, Act 2 Scene 2: "Spuntato ecco il dì d'esultanza"
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Don Carlo, Act 2 Scene 2: "Spuntato ecco il dì d'esultanza"
Giuseppe Verdi
Giovanna d'Arco - Sinfonia
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Giovanna d'Arco - Sinfonia
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Rigoletto, Act 3 "Bella figlia dell'amore"
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Rigoletto, Act 3 "Bella figlia dell'amore"
Giuseppe Verdi
"Dinne...Figlia! A tal nome palpito" (Simon Boccanegra)
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"Dinne...Figlia! A tal nome palpito" (Simon Boccanegra)
Giuseppe Verdi
Pater noster
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Pater noster
Giuseppe Verdi
String quartet in E minor (1st mvt)
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String quartet in E minor (1st mvt)
Giuseppe Verdi
La donna è mobile (Rigoletto)
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La donna è mobile (Rigoletto)
Giuseppe Verdi
Overture - Nabucco
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Overture - Nabucco
Giuseppe Verdi
La Forza del Destino Act IV
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La Forza del Destino Act IV
Giuseppe Verdi
Rigoletto (paraphrase de concert for piano) (S.434)
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Rigoletto (paraphrase de concert for piano) (S.434)
Giuseppe Verdi
Celeste Aida (Aida)
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Celeste Aida (Aida)
Giuseppe Verdi
Va pensiero, sull’ali dorate
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Va pensiero, sull’ali dorate

Va pensiero, sull’ali dorate

Performer
Ambrosian opera Chorus, Philharmonia Orchestra, Riccardo Muti (Conductor)
Giuseppe Verdi
Il Trovatore – Act Two - Vedi! Le fosche notturne
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Il Trovatore – Act Two - Vedi! Le fosche notturne

Il Trovatore – Act Two - Vedi! Le fosche notturne

Performer
London Voices, London Symphony Orchestra, Antonio Pappano (conductor)
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