Giuseppe Verdi Timeline

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  • 1813 - 1901
    Life of the Italian composer Giuseppe Verdi.
  • 10 Oct 1813
    Giuseppe Verdi is born in La Roncola (Le Roncole), near Parma.
  • 1831
    Giuseppe Verdi is rejected by the Milan Conservatory.
  • 1836
    Giuseppe Verdi marries Margherita Barezzi.
  • Nov 1839
    Giuseppe Verdi's first opera Oberto is staged at the La Scala theatre in Milan.
  • Jun 1840
    Giuseppe' Verdi's first wife Margherita Barezzi dies.
  • Sep 1840
    Giuseppe Verdi's second opera, Un giorno di regno ('King for a Day') is a total flop at La Scala, Milan.
  • Mar 1842
    Giuseppe Verdi's opera Nabucco is first staged at La Scala, Milan.
  • 1847
    Giuseppe Verdi's opera Macbeth is first staged.
  • 1847
    Giuseppe Verdi begins a love affair with the soprano Giuseppina Strepponi.
  • Jun 1847
    Giuseppe Verdi's opera I masnadieri ('The Brigands') is premiered in London.
  • 1848
    Giuseppe Verdi buys a house and farm at Sant' Agata near Parma.
  • 1849
    Giuseppe Verdi's opera La battaglia di Legnano ('The Battle of Legnano') is first staged.
  • Mar 1851
    Giuseppe Verdi's opera Rigoletto is first staged.
  • Jan 1853
    Giuseppe Verdi's opera Il trovatore ('The Troubadour') is first staged.
  • Jan 1853
    Giuseppe Verdi's opera La traviata ('The Fallen Woman') is first staged.
  • 1855
    Giuseppe Verdi's opera Les vêrpres siciliennes ('The Sicilian Vespers') is first staged.
  • 1857
    Giuseppe Verdi's opera Simon Boccanegra is first staged.
  • 29 Aug 1859
    Giuseppe Verdi marries Giuseppina Strepponi.
  • 1861
    Giuseppe Verdi serves as a member of the new Italian parliament in Turin as representative for Busseto.
  • 1862
    Giuseppe Verdi's opera La forza del destino ('The Force of Destiny') is first staged.
  • 1867
    Giuseppe Verdi's opera Don Carlos is first staged.
  • 24 Dec 1871
    Giuseppe Verdi's opera Aida premieres in Cairo.
  • 22 May 1874
    Giuseppe Verdi's Requiem is first performed in a memorial service for Alessandro Manzoni in Milan's San Marco Church.
  • 1887
    Giuseppe Verdi's opera Otello is first staged.
  • 1893
    Giuseppe Verdi's opera Falstaff is first staged.
  • 27 Jan 1901
    Giuseppe Verdi dies in the Grand Hotel in Milan.