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18 September 2017, 17:48 | Updated: 14 February 2018, 11:17
In his new book, Verdi: The Man Revealed, John Suchet attempts to get to the heart of this enigmatic Italian composer. But, as John explains, that’s not easy when your subject is determined to keep his private life private.
Giuseppe Verdi was born in Busseto, a town now in Northern Italy in 1813. He would go on to become one of the most famous and prolific composers who ever lived.
He wrote almost 40 operas, most of which are still regularly performed today, and his opera La traviata is arguably the most popular opera ever written.
But, beyond those simple facts, Verdi is something of a mystery, as John Suchet found out while writing his new book Verdi: The Man Revealed. Order the book here. Alternatively, you can download the audiobook on Audible, Amazon and iTunes.