Gala concert by the Janáček Opera ensemble of the National Theatre Brno and guest soloists, composed of arias, duets, ensembles and choral scenes from operas by Giuseppe Verdi.
“Verdi’s carriage was dragged by citizens to the hotel. He was toasted and serenaded; and at five in the morning I had not closed my eyes in sleep for the crowds still singing and shrieking “Via Verdi! Viva Verdi!”. Who shall say that this cry will not reecho all over the world? At seventy-four this second conqueror may well exclaim: Veni, vidi, vici, Verdi!”
Blanche Roosevelt about the premiere of Othello, 1887