The Life of Verdi

The Life of Verdi

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Verdi's long life spanned Napoleonic rule and the age of broadcasting. In this new biography, John Rosselli considers a boldly innovative artist whose twenty-eight operas still speak to us. He investigates Verdi's businesslike running of a landed estate as well as a highly successful career, and looks into his complex relationships with two women singers: his second wife Giuseppina Strepponi and his probable lover Teresa Stolz. At the same time Roselli reinterprets the operas with novel insights showing us why Verdi still fills theaters and rouses enthusiasm.
Publisher: Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2000
ISBN: 9780521669573
052166957X
Characteristics: x, 204 p. : ill. ; 23 cm. --

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