Verdi and Wagner never met in their lifetime, but in this audiobook they meet. They both have dramatic life stories to tell each other - from private life, from politics, and from composition. They were both engaged their countries' efforts toward political unity. Italy was united in 1861 and Germany in 1871. They compare operas, protagonists, and style; boast about their roles in the history of music and about women. The rivalry and jealousy between them becomes more evident by the minute.
The meeting and the following great gala concert in Teatro La Fenice has been initiated and organised by the EU Commission, which in 2013 desperately needs European Symbols, in order to avoid a complete breakdown in European integration. The sudden death of a conductor as well as rivalry between singers, conductors, and managers further complicate the implementation of the event and gives the listener some insight into the brutal realities of the behind the scenes of international opera world.
Published by Tundell-Salmson, 2013.
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