We are days away from the birthday of the great Giuseppe Verdi.
Born on Oct. 9 or 10, 1813 (we’ll never really know), the composer is arguably the most renowned in the world of opera and undoubtedly the greatest in Italy’s history. He was so beloved in his time that his burial ceremony remains the most attended public event in Italian history.
Verdi’s works are a major part of the operatic repertoire and there is no doubt that he will remain so. So in honor of his birthday, here’s a quiz to test how much you know about the great composer’s place in opera’s history.