The Life of Verdi

The Life of Verdi

Verdi was born in 1813 and lived until 1901, his life spanning nearly a century of political and considerable personal turmoil. He wrote over two dozen operas. In addition to La Traviata, perhaps the most popular are Rigoletto and Aida. His Requiem is also widely admired and frequently performed..

In advance of the Festival’s performances of Giuseppe Verdi’s La Traviata, The Princeton Public Library will be screening “The Life of Verdi,” the 1982 miniseries that dramatizes the composer’s life.

“The Life of Verdi” first aired as part of “Great Performances” on PBS. The miniseries will be screened on Wednesdays at 3 pm for seven consecutive weeks, beginning May 6th and ending June 17th. Episodes run for approximately 90 minutes. Tea and cookies will be served.


Free and open to the public

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Presented in partnership with the Princeton Public Library


Wednesday, May 6, 3:00 pm
Wednesday, May 13, 3:00 pm
Wednesday, May 20, 3:00 pm
Wednesday, May 27, 3:00 pm
Wednesday, June 3, 3:00 pm
Wednesday, June 10, 3:00 pm
Wednesday, June 17, 3:00 pm