Giuseppe Verdi: Words, Notes, Legacy
April 8 – August 29, 2014, Elmer H. Bobst Library at New York University
October 2013, Giuseppe Verdi turned 200. As we celebrate the
bicentennial of the great Italian composer, his operas enjoy
undiminished success around the world. The exhibit Giuseppe Verdi: Words, Notes, Legacy
pays tribute to Verdi’s legacy exploring scores, librettos,
correspondence, and memorabilia. The journey begins in
Milan,where Verdi made his debut in 1839, and explores the composer’s
international success, his relationship with publishers, singers, and
political authorities, his creative process, and his reception in the
new world and in today’s culture.
New York University houses the American Institute for Verdi Studies, a
leading research center for Verdi’s life and works. Most of the
selections on display in this exhibit were acquired through the AIVS
and are preserved in its Archive, in the Elmer Holmes Bobst Library,
and in the Fales Library & Special Collections at New York
Giuseppe Verdi: Words, Notes, Legacy is on display in the Mandouha S. Bobst Gallery and the Avery Fisher Center, located in the Elmer H. Bobst Library at New York University, 70 Washington Square South, New York.
A dedicated web site for Giuseppe Verdi: Words, Notes, Legacy is available here:
The staff of the AIVS are happy to answer any questions concerning this exhibit. Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.