Verdi, Giuseppe

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

A contract to publish music from the opera Macbeth , 1847.

Administrative / Biographical History

Verdi was born in Le Roncole, Italy, in 1813. He showed a talent for music as a child and started his career teaching music, undertaking church duties and conducting the town orchestra. He moved to Milan and became famous for his operas, the most well known of which include, Simon Boccanegra (1857), Otello (1886) and Falstaff (1893). He died in 1901.

Conditions Governing Access

Access to the items in the collection is unrestricted for the purpose of private study and personal research within the controlled environment and restrictions of the Library's Palaeography Room Uncatalogued material may not be seen. Please contact the University Archivist for details.

Archivist's Note

Conditions Governing Use

Copies may be made, subject to the condition of the original. Copying must be undertaken by the Palaeography Room staff, who will need a minimum of 24 hours to process requests.

Custodial History

Part of the Sterling Library collection, 1992.