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Giuseppe Fortunino Francesco Verdi (Italian: [dʒuˈzɛppe ˈverdi]; 9 or 10 October 1813 – 27 January 1901) was an Italian opera composer. He was born near Busseto to a provincial family of moderate means, and developed a musical education with the help of a local patron. Verdi came to dominate the Italian opera scene after the era of Vincenzo Bellini, Gaetano Donizetti, and Gioachino Rossini, whose works significantly influenced him. By his 30s, he had become one of the pre-eminent opera composers in history.
In his early operas, Verdi demonstrated a sympathy with the Risorgimento movement which sought the unification of Italy. He also participated briefly as an elected politician. The chorus "Va, pensiero" from his early opera Nabucco (1842), and similar choruses in later operas, were much in the spirit of the unification movement, and the composer himself became esteemed as a representative of these ideals. An intensely private person, Verdi, however, did not seek to ingratiate himself with popular movements and as he became professionally successful was able to reduce his operatic workload and sought to establish himself as a landowner in his native region. He surprised the musical world by returning, after his success with the opera Aida (1871), with three late masterpieces: his Requiem (1874), and the operas Otello (1887) and Falstaff (1893).
His operas remain extremely popular, especially the three peaks of his 'middle period': Rigoletto, Il trovatore and La traviata, and the 2013 bicentenary of his birth was widely celebrated in broadcasts and performances.
Rigoletto: La donna è mobile Single
- Ernani: Act I, Scene 2. "Che mai veggio!"
- Ernani: Act I, Scene 2. "Infelice! E tuo credevi"
- Offertorio: Lux aeterna
- Sequence (Dies irae): Confutatis
- Sequence (Dies irae): Lacrymosa
- Offertorio: Dimine Jesu
- Offertorio: Sanctus
- Sequence (Dies irae): Ingemisco
- Offertorio: Agnus Dei
- Sequence (Dies irae): Liber Scriptus
- Sequence (Dies irae): Quid sum miser
- Sequence (Dies irae): Rex tremendae
- Sequence (Dies irae): Recordare
- Sequence (Dies irae): Tuba mirum
- Requiem e Kyrie: Requiem
- Requiem e Kyrie: Kyrie
- Sequence (Dies irae): Dies irae
- Finale: É strano!
- Othello: Mia Madre Aveva Una Povera Ancella
- Lusia Miller: “Oh! Fede negar potessi… Quando le sere al placido”
- È amabile invero… Ascolta, anzi facil ti svelo un progetto
- Della vendetta alfin giunge l’istante… La donna è mobile
- Duca, Duca!… Ebben?… Scorrendo uniti remota via
- Possente amor… Oh qual pensiero
- Mio padre!… Ite di qua voi tutti!
- Riedo! perché?… Silenzio!…
- Venti scudi hai tu detto?… La donna è mobile
- Soccorso, padre mio… Vittoria!
- Giovanna?… ho dei rimorsi… T’amo! T’amo, ripetilo
- È il sol dell’anima… Che m’ami, deh ripetimi