Today we celebrate 200-year birthday of Italian composer Giuseppe Verdi. He was born at Roncole di Busseto, in the Duchy of Parma, the 10th of October 1813, the son of Luigia Uttini, a spinner, and Carlo Verdi, landlord of an inn. He is generally considered Italy’s greatest opera composer. Verdi composed 28 operas, many of which contain arias that have made their ways into popular culture, as “La donna è mobile” from Rigoletto, “Libiamo ne’ lieti calici” (The Drinking Song) from La traviata, “Va, pensiero” (The Chorus of the Hebrew Slaves) from Nabucco, the “Coro degli zingari” from Il trovatore and the “Triumphal March” from Aida.
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