Giuseppe Verdi (Giuseppe Fortunino Francesco Verdi ) 10.10.1813-27.01.1901

Giuseppe Fortunino Francesco Verdi was an Italian composer of operas.

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 of the late nineteenth century. Unlike his contemporary, Richard Wagner, Verdi was concerned to develop the forms of romantic opera that he inherited, rather than to change them through revolution...

Further information at Verdi's Wikipedia page.


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