today’s birthday: Giuseppe Verdi (1813)…Angela Gheorghiu/Placido Domingo – La Traviata – Brindisi – Prague 1994: great compositions/performances

Giuseppe Verdi (1813)

Verdi is regarded as the foremost Italian composer of opera and one of the most influential opera composers of the 19th century. His works, like Il trovatore, La traviata, and Aïda, remain at the heart of the opera repertory even today, and many of his themes transcend the boundaries of the genre and have taken root in popular culture. Though the baptismal register for October 11, 1813, lists Verdi as “born yesterday,” his date of birth remains a mystery. Why is this? More… Discuss

Angela Gheorghiu/Placido Domingo – La Traviata – Brindisi – Prague 1994

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