Frases de Giuseppe Verdi

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Giuseppe Verdi

Fecha de nacimiento: 10. Octubre 1813
Fecha de muerte: 27. Enero 1901

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Giuseppe Fortunino Francesco Verdi fue un compositor romántico italiano de ópera del siglo XIX, el más notable e influyente compositor de ópera italiana y puente entre el belcanto de Rossini, Donizetti y Bellini y la corriente del verismo y Puccini. Fue autor de algunos de los títulos más populares del repertorio lírico, como los que componen su trilogía popular o romántica: Rigoletto, La Traviata e Il Trovatore y las obras maestras de la madurez como Aida, Don Carlo, Otello y Falstaff.

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Frases Giuseppe Verdi

„You may have the universe if I may have Italy.“

— Giuseppe Verdi
This is from Verdi's Attila, Prologue, sc. 1, but the words are by Verdi's librettist Temistocle Solera; translation from Michael A. Musmanno The Story of the Italians in America (New York: Doubleday, 1965) p. 255.

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„I deny that either singers or conductors can "create" or work creatively – this, as I have always said, is a conception that leads to the abyss.“

— Giuseppe Verdi
Letter to Giulio Ricordi, April 11, 1871, cited from Franco Abbiati Giuseppe Verdi (Milano: Ricordi, 1959) vol. 3, p. 448; translation from Franz Werfel and Paul Stefan (eds.), Edward Downes (trans.) Verdi: The Man in His Letters (New York: L. B. Fischer, 1942) pp. 301-2.

„To copy the truth can be a good thing, but to invent the truth is better, much better.“

— Giuseppe Verdi
Letter to Clara Maffei, October 20, 1876, cited from James P. Cassaro (ed.) Music, Libraries and the Academy (Middleton, Wisconsin: A-R Editions, 2007) p. 218; translation from the same source.

„Let us turn to the past: that will be progress.“

— Giuseppe Verdi
Letter to Francesco Florimo, January 5, 1871, cited from Francesco Florimo Riccardo Wagner ed i wagneristi (Ancona: A. G. Morelli, 1883) p. 108; translation from Charles Osborne (ed. and trans.) Letters of Giuseppe Verdi (London: Victor Gollancz, 1971) p. 169.

„If we let fashion, love of innovation, and an alleged scientific spirit tempt us to surrender the native quality of our own art, the free natural certainty of our work and perception, our bright golden light, then we are simply being stupid and senseless.“

— Giuseppe Verdi
Letter to Clarina Maffei, April 20, 1878, cited from Franco Abbiati Giuseppe Verdi (Milano: Ricordi, 1959) vol. 4, p. 79; translation from Franz Werfel and Paul Stefan (eds.), Edward Downes (trans.) Verdi: The Man in His Letters (New York: L. B. Fischer, 1942) p. 345.

„Really superior artists judge without being prejudiced by school, nationality or period. If the artists of north and south exhibit different tendencies, it is good that they are different!“

— Giuseppe Verdi
Letter to Hans von Bülow, April 14, 1892, cited from Franco Abbiati Giuseppe Verdi (Milano: Ricordi, 1959) vol. 4, p. 440; translation from Charles Osborne (ed. and trans.) Letters of Giuseppe Verdi (London: Victor Gollancz, 1971) p. 249.

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