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Memorials to Giuseppe Verdi

Luigi Secchi's 1913 statue of Verdi in Busseto
Verdi's bust outside the Teatro Massimo in Palermo

The following is a compilation of memorials to the composer Giuseppe Verdi in the form of physical monuments and institutions and other entities named after him.

Contents

  • Music schools and theatres 1
  • Statues 2
    • Italy 2.1
    • USA 2.2
  • Other 3
  • References 4

Music schools and theatres

There are three music conservatories, the Milan Conservatory and those in Turin and Como, and many theatres named after Verdi in Italy.

The theatres include:

Statues

Italy

Verdi’s hometown of Busseto displays Luigi Secchi's 1913 statue of a seated Verdi.

USA

The Giuseppe Verdi Monument, a marble monument in his honor, is located in Verdi Square in Manhattan, New York City. The monument, which includes a statue of Verdi and well as life-sized statues of four of his well known characters, Aida, Otello, Falstaff, and Leonora, was dedicated on 11 October 1906 was by Pasquale Civiletti. [1]

Carlo Nicoli’s bust of Verdi was erected in Tower Grove Park in Saint. Louis in 1887.[2]

Philadelphia’s Fairmount Park is the home on G.B.Bashanellifuso’s bust of Verdi, "a gift of the Italian Colony of Philadelphia to the city in 1907."[3]

A bust of Verdi by Orazio Grossone was placed in San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park on 1914.[4]

Other

The International Astronomical Union named the impact crater Verdi on the planet Mercury after the composer in 1979 [5]

Verdi Inlet () is an ice-filled inlet lying between Pesce Peninsula and Harris Peninsula, on the north side of the Beethoven Peninsula, situated in the southwest portion of Alexander Island, Antarctica. It was named for the composer by the United Kingdom Antarctic Place-Names Committee.[6]

A minor planet has been named 3975 Verdi.

The towns of Verdi, Nevada and Verdi, California, which abut on the state line, were named after Verdi by Charles Crocker, founder of the Central Pacific Railroad, when he pulled a slip of paper from a hat and read the name of the Italian opera composer in 1868.[7] Verdi, Minnesota is named both for the composer and the green fields surrounding the town.[8]

References

  1. ^ Smithsonian Institution website, accessed 13 June 2015]
  2. ^ McCue, George, Sculpture City:St. Louis, photograph by David Finn and Amy Binder, Hudson Hills Press, NY in association with Laumeier Sculpture Park, St. Louis, 1988 p. 45
  3. ^ Fairmount Park Art Association, Sculpture if a City: Philadelphia’s Treasures in Bronze and Stone Walker Publishing Co., Inc. New Your, 1974 p227
  4. ^ Radford, Warren and Georgia, Outdoor Sculpture in San Francisco: A Heritage of Public Art, Helsham Press, Gualala, CA, 2002 p. 25-26
  5. ^ "Nomenclature: Mercury, craters". IAU. Retrieved 20 May 2013. 
  6. ^ "Verdi Inlet" (USA Gazeteer) and "Verdi Inlet" (British Gazeteer), Australian Antarctic Data Centre website, accessed 15 June 2015.
  7. ^ Steve Ting. "Verdi History Center - Home Page". 
  8. ^ Collections of the Minnesota Historical Society. Minnesota Historical Society. 1920. pp. 309–. 
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