Happy 199th to Verdi!
Wednesday, October 10, 2012
Verdi, one of Parma's favorite sons, is 199 today. I hope that 2013 will bring me the opportunity to see -- or at least listen to -- many of his operas.
On October 10 1902--110 years ago--Casa Verdi opened in Milan. There's a wonderful film about it.
Verdi has many sublime operas but a late work, "Otello" is my favorite. Then there is "Falstaff". Verdi was 80 years old and Falstaff is a light swift moving operatic confection with much nutrition within.
Grazie mille, Senor Verdi, for all of the gorgeous and fiery music.
And grazie mille to the Met for their HD broadcasts!