( 1813–1901), Italian composer; full name Giuseppe Fortunino Francesco Verdi. His many operas, such as La Traviata (1853), Aida (1871), and Otello (1887), emphasize the dramatic element and the treatment of personal stories on a heroic scale, often against backgrounds that reflect his political interests. He is also noted for Requiem (1874).
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