NOT ONLY GIUSEPPE VERDI.
The unpublished librettos by Francesco Maria Piave
From March 9th 2013 to May 14th 2013
House of Carlo Goldoni, Venice
Francesco Maria Piave (Murano, 1810 – Milan, 1876), was a celebrated librettist and composer from Murano, whose most prolific work was for Giuseppe Verdi, for whom he wrote ten librettos, including for “La dame aux camélias” by Alexandre Dumas.
The Casa Goldoni has a precious and unpublished collection of 20 autograph librettos by Piave, which come from the Museo del Vetro di Murano, to which they were donated by the family.
The bicentenary of Verdi’s birth, which takes place this year, provides the opportunity to display these rare pieces that represent a fundamental element to investigate the cultural, human, social and political relationship between the librettist and Verdi himself.
Curated by Barbara Poli, Chiara Squarcina