Viva Verdi! Happy 200th birthday Giuseppe Verdi!

Viva Verdi!

Today is the day: Today is the 200th birthday of the great Giuseppe Verdi!

On Mr. Verdi’s birthday I just want give you all two of my favorite Verdi arias, one with Pavarotti and one with another singer.

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First out is Pavarotti singing the aria “Si, rivederti Amelia” from Un ballo in maschera. This is a live recording from the Wiener Staatsoper (Vienna State Opera) in 1986. Glorious singing!

The second aria is the wonderful German bass René Pape singing “Ella giammai m’amò” from Don Carlo at The Norwegian opera on the opening gala for the now famous new opera house on 12th April 2008 (split into two videos). This aria is so beautiful! And what a performance by the great René Pape!

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Viva Verdi! Happy 200th birthday to il grande Giuseppe Verdi!

From Pavarotti, René Pape, and You and Me!🙂

More blog post on Pavarotti and the great Verdi here!

This post was originally published 10-10-2013. Last revision 10-10-2013.