Giuseppe Verdi

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    Aida: Celeste AidaGiuseppe Verdi
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    The Sleeping Beauty, Op. 66Giuseppe Verdi
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    1812 Overture, Op. 49Giuseppe Verdi
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    Carmina Burana: O FortunaGiuseppe Verdi
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    Wedding March in C Major (From A Midsummer Night's Dream)Giuseppe Verdi

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        Giuseppe Verdi and Richard Wagner, the two men who dominated and occupied opposite poles in the development of opera in Europe from the 1840s to the 1890s, were both born in the same year. Wagner was seen as the man of the future, Verdi as a reactionary, yet Verdi also advanced the form of opera into a more seamless kind of continuous drama, rather than a succession of set pieces broken up by recitatives. Verdi's timing was excellent. His operas began to appear in 1840, not to... Read more

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