Verdi and His Singers
The Gilmore Music Library celebrates the 200th anniversary of the birth of Giuseppe Verdi with Verdi and His Singers. The exhibit features five items in Verdi’s hand: a quotation from Otello and four letters. It also includes a caricature of Verdi by Enrico Caruso, a Verdi score annotated by Robert Shaw, several photographs, and a variety of other materials. Many of the materials are associated with Victor Maurel, a baritone who sang major roles in the premieres of Otello and Falstaff.
This online exhibit is in conjunction with the physical exhibit that was on display in the Irving S. Gilmore Music Library, Yale University, from October 2013 to March 2014.
Richard Boursy, curator