1813, Oct 9/101834-19001901, Jan 27
a leading Italian composer of opera in the 19th c., noted for operas such as Rigoletto (1851), La Traviata (1853), Aida (1871), and Otello (1887), among others. had a long composing career, during which his compositional style kept evolving. 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.
 Timeline (12)
11/17/1839-Giuseppe Verdi's opera Oberto, Conte di San Bonifacio premieres in Milan
03/09/1842-Giuseppe Verdi's opera Nabucco premieres in Milan
02/11/1843-Giuseppe Verdi's opera I Lombardi alla prima crociata premieres in Milan
03/09/1844-Giuseppe Verdi's opera Ernani premieres in Venice
03/14/1847-Giuseppe Verdi's opera Macbeth premieres in Florence
12/08/1849-Giuseppe Verdi's opera Luisa Miller premieres in Naples
03/11/1851-Giuseppe Verdi's opera Rigoletto premieres in Venice
01/19/1853-Giuseppe Verdi's opera Il Trovatore (The Troubadour) premieres in Rome
03/06/1853-Giuseppe Verdi's opera La Traviata premieres in Venice
06/13/1855-Giuseppe Verdi's opera Les Vêpres Siciliennes is produced in Paris
03/12/1857-Giuseppe Verdi's opera Simon Boccanegra premieres in Venice
02/17/1859-Giuseppe Verdi's opera Un Ballo in maschera premieres in Naples
 Mentions (8)
Alexandre Dumas the Younger
...titled Camille in English and became the basis for Giuseppe Verdi's 1853 opera, La Traviata, Duplessis undergoing yet...
Leon Escudier l'Empire. Escudier was the French publisher of Giuseppe Verdi's works.
Saverio Mercadante
...contributed significantly to the foundations upon which Giuseppe Verdi built his dramatic technique.
Bartolomeo Merelli
...between 1829 and 1850, and for his support for the young Giuseppe Verdi. Merelli was born in Bergamo and studied composition...
Joseph Mery of the original version in French of Giuseppe Verdi's Don Carlos, which premiered in Paris in March 1867....
Giovanni Pacini
...quickly became eclipsed by the rising influence of Giuseppe Verdi on the Italian operatic scene, and many of his operas...
Temistocle Solera
...a librettist; his collaboration with the composer Giuseppe Verdi began in 1839 and lasted for a few years. Solera then...
...Victor Hugo's Le Roi s'amuse and its opera version, Giuseppe Verdi's Rigoletto, a blend of "Triboulet" and French rigoler...
Giuseppe Verdi1813, Oct 9/101834
19001901, Jan 27

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