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Veni, Vidi, Verdi

(Editor’s Note: Care to hear about Verdi’s Requiem that was recently performed in Bombay, by an ardent fan who is not a  silver-haired British person, who will make a compelling argument for Verdi and, at the same time, give you supplementary Youtube videos, to boot? 1,339 more words

reality (a quote from Verdi)

It may be a good thing to copy reality; but to invent reality is much, much better. –Giuseppe Verdi


King for a Day - Verdi - Un giorno di regno (1840)

Un giorno di regno — ‘King for a day’ — is Verdi’s second opera, and the first of his only two comic operas, the other being his last opera,  411 more words

Hendrik Slegtenhorst

How mid-19th century Italy saw America

One of the items now added to Routledge’s European Studies Open Access site is Axel Körner‘s ‘Masked faces: Verdi, Uncle Tom and the unification of Italy’, … 136 more words

Culture And Society

Giuseppe Verdi - 'Revolutionary' Composer

Day 257 of Colourisation Project – January 19

Challenge: to publish daily a colourised photo that has some significance around the day of publication.

Today’s colourisation subject, Giuseppe Verdi, known primarily for his operas, was one of the greatest and most influential composers of the 19th century. 329 more words


Bland Ballo

Upheaval seems to be baked into Verdi’s 1859 opera Un ballo in maschera: it was begun as a tale about a Swedish king, shifted briefly (in conception) to Germany, then finally premiered as featuring colonial Boston. 647 more words


Che brutto il “Libiamo”!

Questo è uno sfogo e come tale va inteso. Cioè non va inteso alla lettera. Come quando nel dolore si impreca contro Dio, senza che a parlare sia il cuore. 573 more words

Bello & Brutto