THE LYRIC FEATURE – VIVA VERDI

Giuseppe Verdi Image Name: Giuseppe Verdi

Viva Verdi.

In a four part series marking the bi-centenary of the birth of Giuseppe Verdi, Ian Fox tells the story of how a lad from a tiny Italian village in the early 19th century transformed the world of opera in a single lifetime.

Programme 2: The Galley Years, during which Verdi composed 17 operas over 11 years.

RTÉ lyric fm, Friday 18 October, 7pm-8pm