Verdi

Verdi

Giuseppe Fortunino Francesco Verdi (10 October 1813 – 27 January 1901) was an Italian composer best known for his operas. He was born near Busseto to a provincial family of moderate means, receiving a musical education with the help of a local patron. Verdi came to dominate the Italian opera scene after the era of Gioachino Rossini, Gaetano Donizetti, and Vincenzo Bellini, whose works significantly influenced him.

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. An intensely private person, Verdi did not seek to ingratiate himself with popular movements. As he became professionally successful he was able to reduce his operatic workload and sought to establish himself as a landowner in his native region. He surprised the musical world by returning, after his success with the opera Aida (1871), with three late masterpieces: his Requiem (1874), and the operas Otello (1887) and Falstaff (1893).

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  • I Lombardi alla prima crociata (2018)

    I Lombardi alla prima crociata by G.Verdi, from Teatro Regio di Torino, 2018.Directed by Stefano Mazzonis di Pralafera, conductor Michele Mariotti, starring Francesco Meli, Joshua Sanders, Alex Esposito, Angela Meade, Antonio Di Matteo, Giuseppe Gipali, Lavinia Bini, Alexandra Zabala, Giuseppe C...

  • Il corsaro (2004)

    Il corsaro by Verdi, from Teatro Regio di Parma, performed at Teatro Regio, Parma, 2004. Directed by Lamberto Puggelli, conductor Renato Palumbo, starring Renato Bruson, Marcelo Puente, Gianluca Floris, Zvetan Michailov, Michela Sburlati, Andriana Domato, Arturo Cauli

  • Luisa Miller (2006)

    Luisa Miller by G. Verdi, from Venezia Teatro La Fenice, performed at La Fenice, 2006. Directed by Arnaud Bernard, conductor Maurizio Benini, starring Alexander Vinogradov, Darina Takova, Giuseppe Sabbatini, Damiano Salerno, Arutjun Kotchinian, Elisabetta Martorana, Luca Favaron.

  • Simon Boccanegra (2009)

    Simon Boccanegra by G.Verdi, from Palermo Teatro Massimo, 2008. Directed by Giorgio Gallione, conductor Philippe Auguin, starring Ferruccio Furlanetto, Amarilli Nizza, Roberto Frontali, Paolo Battaglia, Walter Fraccaro, Silvio Zanon and Donatella Gugliuzza. Performed in Italian and subtitled in ...

  • Macbeth (2013)

    Macbeth by G.Verdi, from Fondaz Teatro Coccia di Novara, 2013. Dario Argento, conductor Giuseppe Sabbatini, starring Dimitra Theodossiou, Valeria Sepe, Dario Di Vietri, Giuseppe Altomare, Giorgio Giuseppini, Ernesto Petti, Piero Ceffa and Radu Pintillie. Performed in Italian and subtitled in Engl...

  • Il trovatore (2016)

    Il trovatore by G.Verdi, from Sferisterio Opera Festival, performed at Arena Sferisterio, 2016. Directed by Francisco Negrin, conductor Daniel Oren, starring Marco Caria,Anna Pirozzi,Alessandro Spina,Enkelejda Shkosa,Rosanna Lo Greco,Augusto Celsi,Piero Pretti,Alessandro Pucci. Performed in Ital...

  • Otello (2016)

    Otello by G.Verdi, from Sferisterio Opera Festival, performed at Arena Sferisterio, 2016. Directed by Paco Azorin, conductor Riccardo Frizza, starring Stuart Neill,Jessica Nuccio,Roberto Frontali,Davide Giusti. Performed in Italian and subtitled in English, German, Spanish, French, Italian and Ko...

  • Don Carlo (2016)

    Don Carlo by G.Verdi, from Teatro Regio, Parma, 2016. Directed by Cesare Lievi, conductor Daniel Oren, starring Vladimir Stoyanov, José Bros, Simon Lim, Michele Pertusi, Marianne Cornetti, Serena Farnocchia, Ievgen Orlov, Lavinia Bini, Gregory Bonfatti, Marina Bucciarelli. Performed in Italian an...

  • I Due Foscari (2019 / 2020)

    I Due Foscari by G.Verdi, from Teatro Regio di Parma, 2019 / 2020. Directed by Leo Muscato, conductor Paolo Arrivabeni, starring Vladimir Stoyanov,Stefan Pop,Francesco Marsiglia,Giacomo Prestia,Maria Katzarava,Erica Wenmeng Gu,Vasyl Solodkyy,Gianni De Angelis. Performed in Italian

  • Nabucco (2017)

    Nabucco by G. Verdi, from Arena di Verona, 2017. Directed by Arnaud Bernard, conductor Daniel Oren, starring Zaccaria,Nino Surguladze,Paolo Antognetti,Elena Borin,George Gagnidze,Rubens Pelizzari,Susanna Branchini,Nicolò Ceriani. Performed in Italian and subtitled in English, German, French, Ital...

  • Stiffelio (2017)

    Stiffelio by G.Verdi, from Teatro Regio di Parma, performed at Teatro Farnese, 2017. Directed by Graham Vick, conductor Guillermo Garcia Calvo, starring Giovanni Sala, Luciano Ganci, Maria Katzarava, Francesco Landolfi, Emanuele Cordaro, Blagoj Nacoski, Cecilia Bernini. Performed in Italian and s...

  • Macbeth (2017)

    Macbeth by G. Verdi, from Teatro Massimo, performed at Teatro Massimo di Palermo, 2017. Directed by Emma Dante, conductor Gabriele Ferro, starring Roberto Frontali, Marko Mimica, Anna Pirozzi, Federica Alfano, Vincenzo Costanzo, Manuel Pierattelli,Nicolò Ceriani, Antonio Barbagallo, Francesco Cus...

  • Aida (2013)

    Aida by G. Verdi, from Arena di Verona, 2013. Directed by La Fura dels Baus, Carlus Padrissa and Àlex Ollé, conductor Omer Meir Wellber, starring Ambrogio Maestri, Hui He, Fabio Sartori, Adrian Sampetrean, Giovanna Casolla, Roberto Tagliavini, A messaggero and A Sacerdotessa. Performed in Italian...

  • Nabucco (2019)

    Nabucco by G. Verdi, from Teatro Regio di Parma, 2019. Directed by Stefano Ricci, conductor Francesco Ivan Ciampa, starring Annalisa Stroppa, Gianluca Breda, Michele Pertusi,A martuvshin Enkhbat, Elisabetta Zizzo, Ivan Magri, Saioa Hernández, Manuel Pierattelli. Performed in Italian and subtitled...

  • Oberto (2007)

    Oberto by G. Verdi, from Ópera de Bilbao, 2007. Directed by Ignacio García, conductor Yves Abel, starring Ildar Abdrazakov, Evelyn Herlitzius, Marianne Cornetti and Carlo Ventre. Performed in Italian and subtitled in English, German, Spanish, French and Italian.

  • Un ballo in maschera (2008)

    Un ballo in maschera by G. Verdi, from Teatro Real, 2008. Directed by Mario Martone, conductor Jesús López Cobos, starring Marcelo Álvarez, Marco Vratogna, Elena Zaremba and Violeta Urmana. Performed in Italian and subtitled in English, German, Spanish, French and Italian

  • Giuseppe Verdi Aida (2004)

    Aida by Giuseppe Verdi, from Opernfestspiele St. Margarethen, 2004. Directed by Rudi Dolezal and Hannes Rossacher, conductor Ernst Märzendorfer. Starring Eszter Sümegi, Kostadin Andreev, Cornelia Helfricht, Pièr Dalàs, Janusz Monarcha, Igor Morosow, Martin Fournier, Sewan Salmasi,Choir & Ballet N...

  • Un Ballo in Maschera (2005)

    Un Ballo in Maschera by Giuseppe Verdi, from Leipzig Opera, 2005. Directed by Don Kent, conductor Riccardo Chailly. Starring Massimiliano Pisapia, Franco Vassallo, Chiara Taigi, Annamaria Chiuri, Eun Yee You, Leipzig Ballet, Choir of the Leipzig Opera.

  • Giuseppe Verdi Rigoletto (2008)

    Rigoletto by Giuseppe Verdi, from Semperoper, Dresden, 2008. Directed by Andreas Morell, conductor Fabio Luisi. Starring Juan Diego Flórez, Zeljko Lucic, Diana Damrau, Markus Marquardt; Male Singers of the Dresden State Opera Choir.

  • Giuseppe Verdi La Traviata (2008)

    La Traviata by Giuseppe Verdi, from Römersteinbruch,St Margarethen Open-Air Festival, 2008. Directed by Rudi Dolezal & Hannes Rossacher, conductor Ernst Märzendorfer. Starring Kristiane Kaiser, Magdalena Anna Hofmann, Stefanie Kopinits, Jean-Francois Borras, Slovak Philharmonic Chorus.

  • La Traviata (2011)

    La Traviata by Guiseppe Verdi, from Oper Graz, 2011. Directed by Myriam Hoyer, conductor Tecwyn Evans. Starring Chor des Opernhauses Graz, Marlis Petersen (Violetta Valery), Giuseppe Varano (Alfredo Germont), James Rutherford (Giorgio Germont).

  • Dmitri Hvorostovsky Festival: Juan Diego Florez in Recital (2019)

    Dmitri Hvorostovsky Festival: Juan Diego Florez in Recital by Rossini, Bellini, Donizetti, Verdi, Léhar, Massenet, Bizet, Puccini, from Dmitri Hvorostovsky Festival 2019, Krasnoyarsk, 2019. Directed by Anais Spiro, conductor . Starring Juan Diego Florez with Vincenzo Scalera, piano.

  • Falstaff (2020)

    Falstaff by Giuseppe Verdi, from Staatsoper Hamburg, 2020. Directed by Henning Kasten, conductor Axel Kober. Starring Chor der Hamburgischen Staatsoper, Ambrogio Maestri, Falstaff; Markus Brück, Ford; Oleksiy Palchykov, Fenton; Jürgen Sacher, Dr. Cajus; Daniel Kluge, Bardolfo; Tigran Martirossian...