Giuseppe Verdi, Italian Romantic Composer. Rare vintage CDV ( carte de visite ) photo. This is an authentic photo, no reprint.
Site: 2,5 x 4 inches. Minor ageing.
Giuseppe Fortunino Francesco Verdi ( 1813 –1901) was an Italian Romantic composer, mainly of opera. He was one of the most influential composers of Italian opera in the 19th century.
His works are frequently performed in opera houses throughout the world and, transcending the boundaries of the genre, some of his themes have long since taken root in popular culture - such as "La donna è mobile" from Rigoletto, "Va, pensiero" (The Chorus of the Hebrew Slaves) from Nabucco, and "Libiamo ne' lieti calici" (The Drinking Song) from La traviata.
Although his work was sometimes criticized for using a generally diatonic rather than a chromatic musical idiom and having a tendency toward melodrama, Verdi's masterworks dominate the standard repertoire a century and a half after their composition.