Epic tenor high notes are a rarity in Verdi operas, but when he does them, he does them very, very well.
Who was Verdi?
Find out more about Giuseppe Fortunino Francesco Verdi and his love of vocal music.
In his 30s, Verdi had made enough money to settle down. Find out where, and with whom!
Discover the two Verdi masterpieces that were written after a nineteen year compositional hiatus.
Classic FM's John Brunning narrates our animated Fast and Friendly Guide to Verdi below.
Verdi: Fast and Friendly Guide
He's the untrained, scandal-courting, tragedy-stricken king of opera - and here's why we love him for it
Let us show you where to start with opera - what to listen out for, which composers to seek out and whether to bring your opera glasses…
Everything you need to know about Giuseppe Verdi - the greatest Italian opera composer of the 19th century. Still performed all around the world, Verdi's works are among the greatest hits of the past 150 years.
Classic FM's Charlotte Green meets Stephen Fry to talk about bicentennial birthday boys - Wagner and Verdi.
Verdi's best music, according to star tenor Rolando Villazón - he's even drawn us a fantastic cartoon of the man himself!
Giuseppe Verdi, composer of Nabucco and Aida, was an inspired tunesmith who took opera by storm with a stream of hit titles.
When his new opera was staged in superstitious Naples, Verdi found himself surrounded by overzealous protectors. But could they protect him from the Curse Of The Eye?
Verdi's Requiem is an emotional, powerful and heartfelt work makes a rich addition to classical music’s requiem collection and is favoured by conductors and performers alike.
E.L. James' book Fifty Shades Of Grey has inspired an album of fantastic classical music - here's our track by track album guide!
Discover Verdi: full biography, news, features and music to play and download.
From Danse Macabre to The Sorcerer’s Apprentice…
“We went on a rollercoaster of emotions”