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Giuseppe Verdi (1813 Ė 1901) (or [[VictorBorge Joe Green]], if you like) was perhaps ''the'' biggest name in romantic-period Italian {{opera}}. ---- !! His operas include: * ''AÔda'' (known for the [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dMCQgzsQ5uw Triumphal March]]) ** remade as the Elton John musical ''{{Aida}}'' in modern times * ''Theatre/UnBalloInMaschera'' * ''Theatre/DonCarlo'' * ''Theatre/{{Falstaff}}'' (based on Creator/WilliamShakespeare's ''Theatre/TheMerryWivesOfWindsor'') * ''Theatre/LaForzaDelDestino'' * ''Theatre/{{Macbeth}}'' * ''Theatre/{{Nabucco}}'' * ''[[Theatre/{{Othello}} Otello]]'' (''someone'' was a Shakespeare fanboy) * ''{{Rigoletto}}'' (source of [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8A3zetSuYRg "La donna e mobile"]], a tune synonymous with opera for even non-fans) * ''Theatre/SimonBoccanegra'' * ''LaTraviata'' (based on ''La Dame aux camelias'' by the younger Creator/AlexandreDumas. It has [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NcKdnkGBSgA Il Brindisi]] aka the Drinking Song and [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C58XiYewTlE Sempre libera]]) * ''IlTrovatore'' (the [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RXFZckzjcKw Anvil Chorus]] and [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T0_UG2UnM7o "Di quella pira"]]) * ''Theatre/IVespriSiciliani'' ---- !!Tropes associated to Verdi's works: * AuthorAppeal * BadassBaritone: Some of the most famous baritone roles come from here. Sparafucile from ''Rigoletto'' comes to mind. ** Sparafucile is a bass. Better examples are Rigoletto himself, [[IlTrovatore Count di Luna]], [[Theatre/DonCarlo Rodrigo]], {{Nabucco}}, [[Theatre/{{Othello}} Iago]]. * BannedInChina / AmericansHateTingle: Even with its locale changed to Boston, ''Un Ballo in Maschera'' was never performed in Sweden until the 1920's. When it was performed there, the Swedish derided it as historically inaccurate. * {{Bowdlerization}}: ''Un ballo in maschera'' and ''Rigoletto'' had to be re-written to mask the similarities to a [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gustav_III_of_Sweden#Assassination real life royal murder]] ''and'' some plays inspired on it (''Ballo'') and a play by Creator/VictorHugo (''Rigoletto'') * BrokenBird: More than one of his female leads, like Violetta from ''LaTraviata'' or AÔda. * DeusAngstMachina * DrivenToSuicide - SpurnedIntoSuicide - The UriahGambit: Many causes of death in his operas. * ExecutiveMeddling: The censors gave Verdi a hell of a time with many of his operas Most obvious with ''Gustave III'' (about the assassination of a king!), which after several rewrite-or-elses, and ultimately (when tempers on both sides had cooled) a compromise with the censors, became ''Un Ballo in Maschera''). * FollowTheLeader: His early operas were inspired by Rossini's and Donizetti's. * GettingCrapPastTheRadar: It has been [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Va,_pensiero quite discussed among scholars]] if the famous ''Va pensiero'' from ''Nabucco'' is or not a thinly-veiled allegory to the war between the Austrian Empire and the Italian territories and the wish for an Italian Unification. * HistoricalFiction * KillEmAll: How ''Theatre/IVespriSiciliani/Les vÍpres siciliennes'' ends. * {{Melodrama}} * OldShame: Most of the operas that predate ''Rigoletto''. Verdi himself considered ''Alzira'' very awful. * PoorCommunicationKills: Literally, many times. * SiblingRivalry: Pagano and Arvino in his fourth opera, ''I lombardi alla prima crociata'' ("The Lombards at the First Crusade"), show this. * StarCrossedLovers * WhatCouldHaveBeen: among others, he planned an opera based on ''Theatre/KingLear'' and another on Victor Hugo's ''Ruy Blas''. * Creator/WilliamShakespeare * TheWoobie: Many.[[invoked]] ---- !!Tropes associated to Verdi's life: * BadassBeard * CoolOldGuy: Verdi came out of semi-retirement to write ''Otello'' at the age of 74, and followed it up with his first successful comedy, ''Falstaff'', which premiered when he was 80. * CreatorBreakdown: Verdi had his right at the beginning of his career. He was only in his twenties when his small son and daughter, and then his first wife, all died within three years of each other. He was in the process of writing a comic opera, ''Un giorno di regno'', at the time of his wife's death, and not surprisingly, it wasn't a success. Bereavement compounded by failure upset him so that he decided to give up composing, but the manager of La Scala opera house persuaded him to just have a look at this libretto he had that needed music. Verdi glanced at it and found himself writing a bit of music. He did a bit more each day and ended up with ''Nabucco'', his first major success. * HotForStudent: His first wife, Margherita Barezzi, was his pupil. * TheMuse: His [[SecondLove second wife]], Giuseppina Strapponi, was a famous opera singer who had worked with him. ----
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* CreatorCoupleCreatorBreakdown: Verdi had his right at the beginning of his career. He was only in his twenties when his small son and daughter, and then his first wife, all died within three years of each other. He was in the process of writing a comic opera, ''Un giorno di regno'', at the time of his wife's death, and not surprisingly, it wasn't a success. Bereavement compounded by failure upset him so that he decided to give up composing, but the manager of La Scala opera house persuaded him to just have a look at this libretto he had that needed music. Verdi glanced at it and found himself writing a bit of music. He did a bit more each day and ended up with ''Nabucco'', his first major success.
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* ExecutiveMeddling: The censors gave Verdi a hell of a time with many of his operas Most obvious with ''Gustave III'' (about the assassination of a king!), which after several rewrite-or-elses, and ultimately (when tempers on both sides had cooled) a compromise with the censors, became ''Un Ballo in Maschera'').
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* ''Theatre/{{Falstaff}}'' (based on {{Shakespeare}}'s ''Theatre/TheMerryWivesOfWindsor'')
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* ''Theatre/{{Falstaff}}'' (based on {{Shakespeare}}'s Creator/WilliamShakespeare's ''Theatre/TheMerryWivesOfWindsor'')

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* {{Bowdlerization}}: ''Un ballo in maschera'' and ''Rigoletto'' had to be re-written to mask the similarities to a [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gustav_III_of_Sweden#Assassination real life royal murder]] ''and'' some plays inspired on it (''Ballo'') and a play by VictorHugo (''Rigoletto'')
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* {{Bowdlerization}}: ''Un ballo in maschera'' and ''Rigoletto'' had to be re-written to mask the similarities to a [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gustav_III_of_Sweden#Assassination real life royal murder]] ''and'' some plays inspired on it (''Ballo'') and a play by VictorHugo Creator/VictorHugo (''Rigoletto'')
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* KillEmAll: How ''Les vÍpres siciliennes'' ends.
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* KillEmAll: How ''Les ''Theatre/IVespriSiciliani/Les vÍpres siciliennes'' ends.
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* SiblingRivalry: Pagano and Arvino in his fourth opera, ''I lombardi alla prima crociata'' ("The Lombards at the First Crusade"), show this.
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** Sparafucile is a bass. Better examples are Rigoletto himself, [[IlTrovatore Count di Luna]], [[Theatre/DonCarlo Rodrigo]], {{Nabucco}}, [[{{Othello}} Iago]].
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** Sparafucile is a bass. Better examples are Rigoletto himself, [[IlTrovatore Count di Luna]], [[Theatre/DonCarlo Rodrigo]], {{Nabucco}}, [[{{Othello}} [[Theatre/{{Othello}} Iago]].

* {{Bowdlerization}}: ''Un ballo in maschera'' and ''Rigoletto'' had to be re-written to mask the similarities to a [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gustav_III_of_Sweden#Assassination real life royal murder]] ''and'' some plays inspired on it (''Ballo'') and a play by VictorHugo (''Rigoletto'')
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* {{Bowdlerization}}: ''Un ballo in maschera'' and ''Rigoletto'' had to be re-written to mask the similarities to a [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gustav_III_of_Sweden#Assassination real life royal murder]] ''and'' some plays inspired on it (''Ballo'') and a play by VictorHugo (''Rigoletto'') (''Rigoletto'')

* GettingCrapPastTheRadar: It has been [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Va,_pensiero quite discussed among scholars]] if the famous ''Va pensiero'' from ''Nabucco'' is or not a thinly-veiled allegory to the war between the Austrian Empire and the Italian territories and the wish for an Italian Unification.
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* GettingCrapPastTheRadar: It has been [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Va,_pensiero quite discussed among scholars]] if the famous ''Va pensiero'' from ''Nabucco'' is or not a thinly-veiled allegory to the war between the Austrian Empire and the Italian territories and the wish for an Italian Unification.

* WhatCouldHaveBeen: among others, he planned an opera based on ''KingLear'' and another on Victor Hugo's ''Ruy Blas''.
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* WhatCouldHaveBeen: among others, he planned an opera based on ''KingLear'' ''Theatre/KingLear'' and another on Victor Hugo's ''Ruy Blas''.
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