Giuseppe Verdi

Giuseppe Verdi

Composer


Biography



Shows by Giuseppe Verdi

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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

The story takes place in 5th century in the city of Aquileia. Attila the Hun is attempting to conquer the world and destroying all that lies in his path. After invading Aquileia, the Huns take a group of Virgins that surviv... read more

Don Carlos, the Infante of Spain, witnesses the love of his life, Elisabeth, princess of France, stolen by his father, Philippe II of Spain. The desolate Carlos is inspired by his friend Rodrigue to go and support the rebelli... read more

Three men vie for the hand of the beautiful, young Elvira: Ernani, the outlawed nobleman reduced to banditry; Don Ruy Gomez de Silva, Elvira's guardian and unwelcome prospective husband; and Don Carlo, the King of Spain and f... read more

The fat, old knight, Falstaff, seeks to seduce two married women in order to steal some money, and have a little fun. Alice and Meg receive the letters of invitation, shocked that the fat, old man would expect them to swoon,... read more

After Don Alvaro, a nobleman from South America, settles in Seville he falls in love with the daughter of the Marquis of Calatrava, Leonora. However, the Marquis does not approve of the match. Thus, Don Alvaro and Leonora att... read more

The Greek Corsair must leave his lover, Medora, in order to fight the Turks. In disguise, he manages to infiltrates the camp of the Turks, commanded by the pasha Seid. Corrado and his men try to kill Seid and his followers b... read more

A plot of ruthless politics, Macbeth and Lady Macbeth plot to ensure their place on the throne. Macbeth and Banquo, the leaders of the Scottish army, encounter a group of witches who prophecize that Macbeth will be King, and... read more

A political struggle is furthered by a love triangle; Fenena, the daughter of Nabucco, the King of Babylon is in love with Ismaele, the nephew of the King of Jerusalem, while Abigaille, the half-sister of Fenena is also in lo... read more

Based on the famous play by Shakespeare, Verdi’s Otello follows the story of the happy couple, Otello, the governor of Cyprus and Venetian general, and Desdemona as they are dragged through an evil plot constructed by Iago. I... read more

A tragic tale, the story of Rigoletto revolves around the libertine Duke of Mantua and his hunchbacked Court Jester, Rigoletto, whose beautiful daughter, Gilda, falls prey to a dreadful curse. Rigoletto, fearing for his daugh... read more

A story of sickness, love, and death, La Traviata follows Violetta, a young courtesan who is ill with consumption as she falls, unwillingly, in love with a young man Alfredo. While she struggles with the fact that she is dyin... read more

Un Ballo in Maschera follows the story of the assassination of King Gustavo III of Sweden. Gustavo is in love with Amelia, the wife of Anckarström, the king’s secretary and most loyal friend. The lovers meet in secret, even t... read more

Overview

Nationality
Italian
Born
10/10/1813
Died
1/27/1901
Show Categories
Opera
Genres
Drama, Romance, Comedy, Farce, Historical/Biographical

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