Interactive Timeline: Giuseppe Verdi
In celebration of the composer's 200th birthday, we take a look at the major events of Verdi's life through clips, images and facts.
It’s Giuseppe Verdi’s birthday today and as The Royal Opera prepares for its first ever productions of Les Vêpres siciliennes, we’ve decided to celebrate with an interactive timeline packed full of music, video and images.
Unfailingly popular and with some of the best tunes in the repertory, Verdi’s operas are loved for their dramatic brilliance and incredibly engaging music. The man himself had tremendous integrity; was passionately invested in his music, his country and his charitable work; and was an astonishing workaholic, composing nearly thirty original operas.
Dive in and discover more about the life of this amazing composer: The Royal Opera’s production of Les Vêpres siciliennes runs 17 October–11 November 2013. Tickets are still available. The production will also be screened live in cinemas around the world on 4 November and is staged with the generous philanthropic support of Mrs Susan A. Olde OBE, Mrs Aline Foriel-Destezet, Mr and Mrs Baha Bassatne and The Maestro’s Circle.