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When Verdi went to Venice


When Verdi went to Venice Musica


Venice and Verdi: the inseparable. The city where such famous operas as Rigoletto or La Traviata premiered, and the great Italian composer, whose bicentenary is being celebrated this year.

Verdi was naturally a must at La Fenice's recent New Year's concert, led by world-famous conductor Sir John Eliot Gardiner. "I'm profoundly Verdian. I think the progression of masterpieces in his later years is quite astonishing. They're great because they're not only dramatically gripping and true, but melodically and harmonically there are so many interesting things going on, and Verdi, as an orchestrator, is still underrated," said Gardiner.

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  • Production date: 2013
  • Duration: 4 min
  • Production: © Euronews
  • Available version(s): FR, EN

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