A budding musician
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Verdi: 20 facts about the great composer
3. A budding musician
Verdi went to Milan when he was 20 to continue his studies. He took private composition lessons while attending operatic performances and concerts, often of specifically German music. He gave his first public performance in Bussetto in 1830 at the home of Barezzi, a local merchant and music lover who had long supported his musical ambitions.