Verdi for Kids by Helen Bauer
His Life and Music with 21 Activities (For Kids series)

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Giuseppe Verdi dominated Italian opera for 50 years, and his operas are performed throughout the world today. Verdi for Kids offers young readers an accessible, behind-the-scenes peek into the exciting world of opera and traces Verdi’s path to fame, delving into the great composer’s childhood, musical training, family tragedies, and professional setbacks and successes. Kids also learn about the Italians’ passion for opera and Italy’s tumultuous past, key political figures, and cultural pastimes. Aspiring sopranos, baritones, musicians, conductors, and stage directors will learn about opera jobs and production, what happens at rehearsal, and music terms and vocabulary, gaining an understanding of opera’s rich tradition.

            Offering a time line, glossary, and list of additional resources, Verdi for Kids is an engaging resource for students, parents, and teachers. Fun hands-on activities illuminate both the music concepts introduced and the times in which Verdi lived.


About Helen Bauer

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Helen Bauer is the author of Young People's Guide to Classical Music. A classically trained musician and former piano, music theory, and reading teacher, she worked with Leonard Bernstein on his nationally televised Young People's Concerts and performed at Carnegie Hall.
Published April 1, 2013 by Chicago Review Press. 144 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Arts & Photography, Children's Books.

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Gr 5–8—Verdi, considered by many to be one of the world's preeminent operatic composers, lived during a particularly turbulent time in Italy, which heavily influenced his music and his personal life. The focus here is primarily on his life as a composer, but because his work was so entwined with ...

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