|Italian composer Giuseppe Verdi commemorated in Tehran||
Italian Cultural Attaché Carlo Cereti, Bokhara Managing Director Ali Dehbashi and a number of Iranian scholars attended the ceremony which took place in the Italian school of Tehran “Pietro Della Valle”, Persian media reported on Tuesday.
Speaking at the event, Dehbashi gave a brief introduction about the composer.
Giuseppe Verdi was one of the few composers whose genius was recognized while he was alive. Verdi’s reputation as the greatest of all Italian opera composers is beyond dispute.
Verdi dominated the Italian opera scene after the eras of Bellini, Donizetti and Rossini. His works are frequently performed in opera houses throughout the world.
Still performed all around the world, Verdi’s works are among the greatest hits of the past 150 years.
“These nights are usually dedicated to the introduction of the literati and great scholars, but music plays a great role in Italian culture,” Cereti said in his brief speech.
“Verdi was a genius. He could make words with the notes. He was able to express his political opinions in his compositions,” he added.
Several compositions by Verdi were next performed by Iranian musicians including Sina Fat’hololumi, Mohammad Haqiqi, Pegah Einkachi and Sohrab Jalali.
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