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Happy 200th Mr. Verdi

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Whether one believes that Giuseppe Verdi was born on October 9 or 10 in 1813, the uncertainty makes for a convenient excuse to spread his bicentennial celebrations across the world for several days, the whole month, or in the case of the BBC, for an entire year with a series featuring documentaries and broadcasts of all of his operas. Crossover Media is celebrating with 3 new Verdi recordings out now by Anna Netrebko, Jonas Kaufmann & Placido Domingo.

READ THE NPR: Morning Edition ARTICLE & LISTEN TO THE PIECE

READ THE London Telegraph ARTICLE