All about Verdi

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The Invention of the Truth is an exhibition where visitors not only get to see but also listen to the achievements of Guiseppe Verdi.

The exhibition celebrating the 200th anniversary of Verdi's birth provides an all-round experience to help visitors understand the maestro's philosophy of music, displaying opera posters, costumes, documentaries and audio of arias from Verdi's well-known works. For instance, a large screen shows Verdi's several images applying the same treatment of Andy Warhol's famous diptych of Marilyn Monroe, and videos of Verdi's operas are juxtaposed with footage of former US president John Kennedy's visit to Dallas before his death.

"Truth and sentiment mean a lot to Verdi in his art creation," says Alberto Melloni (pictured), the exhibition's curator. "He expressed all the range of human emotions, from comedy to tragedy, from cruelty to revenge, which connects his world of music with what's happened today."

9 am-5 pm, closed on Monday, until Nov 15. National Museum of China, east of Tian'anmen Square, 16 East Chang'an Avenue, Dongcheng district, Beijing.

010- 6511-6400.

 

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