Life of Verdi

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Giuseppe Verdi composed operas, but he was also part of revolutionary politics in his native country of Italy. This week on Classics for Kids, learn about the life and work of this famous musician and find out the real meaning of “Viva Verdi.”

Music used within the program (all by Verdi):

Rigoletto: "La Donna e Mobile"

La Forza del Destino: Overture

La Traviata: "Brindisi"

Nabucco: "Va Pensiero"

Il Trovatore: "Anvil Chorus"

Falstaff: "Tutto Nel Mondo e Burla"

Requiem: "Dies Irae"

Aida: "Triumphal"