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Romantic Italian Opera Verdi’s Operas
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Giuseppe Verdi 1813-1901 Studied in Milan,  “La Scala” National  recognition The greatest  Italian opera  composer
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Operas of Giuseppe Verdi Twenty-four operas Performed in many places Focus on people in drama and music Risorgimento Italian revolution (1848-1874)
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Verdi’s Representative  Repertoire 1. political and patriotic themes:  Oberto  (1839),  Nabucco  (1842), and  Macbeth  (1847) 2. personal relationships between  characters:  Rigoletto  (1851),  Il  trovatore  (1853),  La traviata  (1853/54) 3. Italian/French grand opera:  Aida   (1871) 4. Italian/German new opera:  Othello  
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La traviata  (1853/54) Libretto by Francesco Maria Piave Personal relationships between  characters Realistic elements
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 (1853/54) Setting around 1850, in Paris and  environs Alfredo Germont: tenor Violetta Valery: soprano
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