Giuseppe Verdi (1813 – 1901) (or Joe Green, if you like) was perhaps the biggest name in romantic-period Italian Opera.

His operas include

Tropes associated to Verdi's works

Tropes associated to Verdi's life

  • Badass Beard
  • Cool Old Guy: Verdi came out of semi-retirement to write Otello at the age of 74, and followed it up with his first successful comedy, Falstaff, which premiered when he was 80.
  • Creator Couple
  • Hot for Student: His first wife, Margherita Barezzi, was his pupil.
  • The Muse: His second wife, Giuseppina Strapponi, was a famous opera singer who had worked with him.
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