The Life of Verdi

Italian with English subtitles. Giuseppe Verdi was born in 1813 and lived until 1901, a life that spanned nearly a century of considerable political and personal turmoil. This 1982 biographical television miniseries, as seen on PBS's Great Performances, dramatizes the life of this classic Italian composer known for operas including La Traviata, Rigoletto, and Aida.