La Traviata is one of the world’s best-loved and most often performed operas. Who is the man Giuseppe Verdi who took part in Italy’s Risorgimento; created 13 operas before he was 40; retired to be a country gentleman, and then came back to compose sacred music and eight more operas? Marianne Grey will review and illustrate Verdi’s place in musical history, and describe the adventures of “The Fallen One”.
Free and open to the public
Presented in partnership with the Princeton Public Library
and the Lawrence branch of the Mercer County Library System
Princeton University Art Museum Docent and popular Princeton Festival lecturer, Marianne Grey provides historical, cultural and artistic context for each year’s opera production.