NOV 10 1862 Premiere of Giuseppe Verdi’s La forza del destino at the Imperial Bolshoi Kamenny Theatre in St. Petersburg, Edoardo Bauer conducting.
Feb 9 1893 Premiere of Giuseppe Verdi’s last opera, Falstaff, at La Scala in Milan, Italy. PIC Verdi directing rehearsals of Falstaff
MAR 11 1851 Giuseppe Verdi’s Rigoletto premiered at La Fenice in Venice. The Italian libretto is by Francesco Maria Piave based on the play Le roi s’amuse by Victor Hugo.
PIC Act 3 quartet
MAR 6 1853 Giuseppe Verdi’s opera La traviata (The Fallen Woman) premiered at Venice’s La Fenice, Italian libretto by Francesco Maria Piave.
PIC Fanny Salvini-Donatelli, the first Violetta
FEB 5 1887 Giuseppe Verdi’s Otello, an opera in four acts to an Italian libretto by Arrigo Boito, based on Shakespeare’s play Othello, was first performed at the Teatro alla Scala, Milan.
PIC Boito and Verdi