Giuseppe Verdi
composer

Giuseppe Verdi

  • October 10, 1813 Parma, Italy - January 27, 1901 Milano, Italy

Biography

Giuseppe Verdi, king of popular opera

Giuseppe Verdi, child of the people, king of popular opera, began life as the son of an innkeeper. He was brought up in modest circumstances. He first received lessons from the village priest, who was amazed by the young musician’s talents. Verdi’s musical education was rounded and complete: at the age of sixteen, the composer wrote fugues, masses and symphonies, which he would later destroy. As he met with reticence in Milan, he settled in Busseto where he fell victim to the pettiness of the town. However, his strong willpower enabled him to pursue his musical path without paying heed to what people said.

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