April 22, 2019

Try your hand at opera trivia


What is Verdi’s birth date?


Verdi was “born yesterday.”

According to Verdi’s baptismal register, dated October 11, 1813, Verdi was “born yesterday.” During this particular period, it was customary for the start of the day to begin at sunset rather than sunrise. As a result, historians are not sure if Verdi was born on October 9th or 10th. It seems Verdi and his music were destined be forever young!