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Viva Verdi! (11)

Celebrating two hundred years of Giuseppe Verdi

Verdi had to struggle to establish his fame, he became nonetheless the most influential operatic composer of his generation. Mastering both historical frescos (Aida, Il Trovatore, Don Carlo and Un Ballo in maschera) and social depiction of his contemporaries, Verdi combined entrancing melodies with acute psychological depiction of the characters. Inspired as well by Shakespear’s dramatic genius, Verdi drew his inspiration from the Bard of Avon on three occasions. With Macbeth, Otello and Falstaff, he explored musically the depth of human avidity or, at the opposite, the joyfulness suited for opera buffa.

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Verdi's Un ballo in maschera
Verdi's Un ballo in maschera

Ermanno Olmi (stage director), Riccardo Chailly...

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Verdi's Il Trovatore
Verdi's Il Trovatore

Robert Wilson (stage director), Roberto Abbado ...

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Verdi's Macbeth
Verdi's Macbeth

Luca Ronconi (stage director), Giuseppe Sinopol...

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Verdi's Il Trovatore
Verdi's Il Trovatore

Hugo de Ana (stage director), Riccardo Muti (co...

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Verdi's Nabucco
Verdi's Nabucco

Arnaud Bernard (stage director), Daniel Oren (d...

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Verdi's Attila
Verdi's Attila

Arturo Gama (stage director), Valery Gergiev (m...

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Verdi's Un ballo in maschera
Verdi's Un ballo in maschera

Liliana Cavani (stage director), Riccardo Muti ...

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Verdi's Don Carlo
Verdi's Don Carlo

Nicholas Hytner (stage director), Sir Antonio P...

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Verdi's Aida
Verdi's Aida

José Antonio Gutiérrez (stage director), Miguel...

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Verdi's Otello
Verdi's Otello

Willy Decker (stage director), Antoni Ros-Marbà...

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Verdi's Falstaff
Verdi's Falstaff

Richard Jones (stage director), Vladimir Jurows...

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