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Robert Laffont
EAN : 9782221243664
Shaping : BROCHE
Pages : 234
Size : 135 x 215 mm
Novelty
Verdi the Rebel

Release date : 13/02/2020
No other opera composer has ever been able to so powerfully express the deepest desires of wounded souls, for the simple reason that none so much as Verdi felt them in his own soul or had to endure so many in his lifetime.
It must be said: none of today’s opera composers rivals the success of Giuseppe Verdi. Of course, there was Mozart. But opera was just a part of Mozart’s work, whereas for Verdi, it was the most important part. There was Wagner, but his music is only accessible to a limited... It must be said: none of today’s opera composers rivals the success of Giuseppe Verdi. Of course, there was Mozart. But opera was just a part of Mozart’s work, whereas for Verdi, it was the most important part. There was Wagner, but his music is only accessible to a limited group of admirers. On the other hand, Verdi’s music has inspired films, remains a staple in opera seasons at the greatest theaters all over the world, determines the careers of vocal artists—because singing the role of Othello, Philippe II, or Leonora is an incomparable achievement—and his characters have become opera archetypes (from the Traviata to Falstaff, from Rigoletto to Desdemona). This persistent and even growing love of Verdi can only be the fruit of a inexhaustible melodic talent and, above all, a theatrical genius who continues offers audiences the life-size emotions they expect from the opera.

Verdi was an angry man, an anti-conformist pushing the expression of his indignation or rage at certain situations to the point of sheer cruelty on stage. It is this fundamental rebelliousness in the face of societal restrictions, censure, and decency that give his work the power that allows it to span across time and continue to express our wildest dreams and darkest moments of indignation.
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EAN : 9782221243664
Shaping : BROCHE
Pages : 234
Size : 135 x 215 mm
Robert Laffont