Then & Now 10/10 Viva Verdi!
On this date in 1813, Giuseppe Verdi was born near Parma. Verdi completed 37 operas, and is considered the most influential opera composer of the 19th century.
Sarasota Opera is the only opera company in the world that’s performed every single note that Verdi wrote. But that doesn’t mean their done! In just a couple of weeks their new production of Verdi’s La Traviata opens at the Sarasota Opera House, and we’re going to give you a preview here on WSMR when members of the cast stop by our Sarasota Performance and Broadcast studio to sing for you live on the radio! That will be next Tuesday morning at 11:00 right here on Classical WSMR 89.1 & 103.9. And if you’d like more information on the Sarasota Opera, visit their website at www.sarasotaopera.org.