Verdi: The Complete Songs for Voice & Piano
Thursday, July 25, 2013
Tickets: $15.00, $25.00, $35.00
Bel Canto Young Artists
This piano-accompanied song, or “Romanza,” in Verdi’s Italy, was basically an opera aria without orchestra. Since Verdi composed most of the world’s favorite arias, it is no surprise that his songs are a treasury of inspired melody and dramatic variety. Only about half of them have even been readily available in print. This program presents the entire series, supervised and introduced by Philip Gossett, editor-in-chief of the Ricordi complete edition of Verdi’s works.