Born today: Giuseppe Verdi;
In English he would be 'Joe Green'.
The opera buffs who you'd call nerdy
ID his arias act and scene.
"The CSO will carry the (Riccardo) Muti-led Requiem on its website and also on its Facebook page. The public may also “attend” the concert at the Tribune website as well as at Muti's own website (riccardomutimusic.com). In addition, the performance will be available to Internet users on demand following the actual performance. Updates and further information will be available at both CSO sites and by following #csoverdi on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook." [John von Rhein in the Chicago Tribune]
In addition: Bill McGlauglin's 'Exploring Music' radio program is devoted exclusively to Verdi this week and next. It airs locally on WFMT (98.7) at 7:00 p.m.