American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- Verdi, Giuseppe 1813-1901. Italian composer of operas, including La Traviata (1853), Aïda (1871), and Otello (1887). He is credited with raising Italian opera to its fullest artistic form.
- n. Italian operatic composer (1813-1901)
“Local opera lovers will cruise of Lauren Flanigan's riveting incarnation of Lady M. final deteriorate in Verdi's chronicle of a tale.”
“Here is a still (with attendant Verdi from the soundtrack) which will show you Birkin (played by Firth).”
“He has sung the roles of Don Basilio (Marriage of Figaro), Don Ottavio (Don Giovanni), the title role in Verdi's Don Carlos, and the role of Radames (Aida).”
“Instead of telegraphing the characters 'emotions, Verdi is focusing like a laser on the central conflict of the plot, the societal restrictions that prevent Alfredo and Violetta from their own happiness.”
“(Post title is a direct petulantly indignant quote from Dr. Brown's "Shakespeare and Music" seminar, when, after talking for weeks about the high D-flat at the end of the mad scene in Verdi's Macbeth, the soprano on the video he showed the class chickened out and sang an A-flat instead.) posted by Matthew @ 8: 39 AM”
“The answers to all of these questions come into sharp relief in Verdi's popular masterpiece Rigoletto.”
“Suppose that we initially accept (correctly but defeasibly) that Verdi is Italian, while Bizet and Satie are French.”
“This leads us no longer to endorse the proposition that Verdi is Italian”
“The underrated baritone Laurent Naori will return for a starring role in Verdi’s Falstaff and über-hottie baritone Teddy Tahu Rhodes will deliver his Billy Budd.”
“Being Italian, Al likes opera, particularly Verdi, which is the real reason Fritz gave him to me.”
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