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Articles tagged with "Giuseppina Strepponi"

Verdi and Boito: the fiery friendship that produced two great final operas

28 June 2017

After tempestuous beginnings, this partnership brought the master of Italian opera out of retirement to write the magnificent final works Otello and Falstaff.

Verdi the radical: How the free-spirited composer shocked the opera world

8 December 2016

The composer made it his mission to subvert the rigid culture of opera, and his controversial works saw him frequently battle the authorities.

Opera Essentials: Verdi's Nabucco

2 June 2016

Our quick introduction to Verdi’s first great success, home to the famous ‘Va pensiero’ chorus.