Roger Parker, Flora Willson and Semyon Bychkov explore Verdi's attitude to religion.
Misha explores Italian unification, beginning with Napoleon's call to the peoples of Italy
Sheila Dillon explores a food story behind the 150th anniversary of Italian unification.
Comedian Miles Jupp on his starring role as bass drum player in Verdi’s Requiem.
Opera scholar Susan Rutherford traces Verdi's journey from composer to 'opera director.
Roger Parker explores Verdi's status as an Italian national figure.
Stephen Johnson and the BBC SO consider the musical workings of Verdi's opera Otello.
Stephen Johnson explores some of the ideas and music of Verdi's masterpiece, Rigoletto.