Down 24. 1st of 5 entries for Verdi, only one of which is not an opera.
It was first performed, pretty much at the height of Verdi's popularity, at Venice's La Fenice Opera House in the March of 1851. Contemporary accounts say that it was a massive success, and some report that the bigoted duke of Mantua's aria 'La donna é mobile' was being sung in the streets the next day.
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