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World of Opera
11:48 am
Fri October 21, 2011

An All-Consuming Parental Love: Verdi's 'Rigoletto'

Originally published on Tue November 8, 2011 8:27 am

It's easy to wonder whether actual events in the lives of great composers are directly reflected in their music. Sometimes people even argue about it. But in the case of personal tragedies early in Giuseppe Verdi's life, the case seems like a slam dunk.

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