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The World's Greatest Music
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.
It was while he was working on his second opera, Un giorno di regno, that Verdi's wife died. The opera was a flop and the composer vowed to give up composing forever. However, he was persuaded to write Nabucco - with its famous Chorus of Hebrew Slaves - and its premiere in March 1842 made Verdi a star. Pictured is a 2011 production of Nabucco at the Washington National Opera.
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