Antonio Ghislanzoni

Antonio Ghislanzoni

Librettist


Biography


Antonio Ghislanzoni was an Italian journalist, poet, and novelist who wrote librettos for Verdi, among other composers, of which the best known are Aida and the revised version of La forza del destino.

Ghislanzoni was born in Lecco, Lombardy, and studied briefly in a seminary, but was expelled for bad conduct in 1841. He then decided to study medicine in Pavia, but abandoned this after a short time to pursue a singing career as a baritone and to cultivate his literary interests.

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Shows by Antonio Ghislanzoni

Title
Synopsis

A tragic tale of forbidden love, Aida follows the struggle of the Ethiopian princess, Aida, and the young Egyptian warrior, Radamès, to decide between love or loyalty to their countries. Aida has been captured by the Egyptian... read more

Overview

Nationality
Italian
Born
11/25/1824
Died
7/16/1893
Show Categories
Opera
Genres
Drama, Romance