Giuseppe Verdi

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Giuseppe Verdi

Giuseppe Verdi (1813-1901) was an Italian composer, best known for his prolific output of operas, though he is also celebrated for his Requiem (1874).

His operas include:

  • Rigoletto (1851)
  • Il Trovatore (1852)
  • La Traviata (1853)
  • Un Ballo in Maschera (1859)
  • Aida (1871)

The great works, The Requiem, Aida, Otello and Falstaff crowned a staggering musical achievement. When Verdi died in 1901, 28,000 people lined the streets of Milan for his funeral. [1]

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