The best Verdi post ever

VerdiThis post is here by request from a friend, who asked for the, “best Verdi post ever.” Unfortunately, when it comes to 19th century opera, I am not entirely knowledgeable about Verdi.

But I do know something you probably don’t know. Did you know that Giuseppe Verdi was actually the alter-ego of an American spy called John Green? In fact, the entire score of Rigoletto is a secret message written in a code-language that is derivative of Latin. It relates about a court jester who accidentally has his own daughter assassinated. Why the American government at the time would be interested in such things is beyond me, though.

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