Museo Giuseppe Verdi

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Philippe_et_Francois
Sicily, Italy68 contributions
Couples
Save 9€ / person and do NOT visit this museum: empty rooms, poor quality photographs of 19th century pictures whose subjects are faintly related to Verdi's operas hanging on the walls, some commonplace costumes of late 20th century stagings of some operas. Not a single authentic historical document. The most scandalous room: the last one, supposedly illustrating the maestro's masterpiece "Falstaff"", is... totally empty !
Only comfort: the Renaissance villa is really beautiful.
The "real" Verdi Museum is in Casa Barezzi in the city centre of Busseto. If you are there, go and visit the nearby Renata Tebaldi museum: at least you will find really fine stage costumes and authentic documents (letters, photos,...) related to the diva.
Written July 21, 2019
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Jan V
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Friends
Idea of museum is good. Each room one opera. Rooms are grooped by period. BUT: in beatiful rooms with beatiful wallpapers is only a few reproductions and some of costume with minimum of comments.
Written August 21, 2015
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giancarloguada
Lugo, Italy37 contributions
Couples
Great expectations, touching music, but somehow the result is not as desired.
Mainly pictures and tables to illustrate the works of Giuseppe Verdi, genius of italian opera. A few scene costumes and objects, but little of his life come out. If you don't know the greatness of Verdi, you probably do not get it out of the visit.
Please, before you go, listen to the ouvertures of his operas, you will receive so much strength, greatness, passion and love that will be enough for a long time. Then you will appreciate much more the Verdi museum.
Written April 15, 2015
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EJFNYC
New York City, NY23 contributions
Couples
The Verdi Museum designed by Pier Luigi Pizzi is nonsense so save your Euros. There is nothing in this museum! I love Verdi and I love Busseto: visit Verdi's home at Sant'Agata which is immense in its evocation of the man and his life and times. His birth house in LeRoncole is under renovation as of June 2014. However: the new Museo Renata Tebaldi which is on the same property as this museum is superb and just opened in June. If you know everything about Tebaldi you will be overwhelmed with the personal letters, photographs and costumes and stage jewelry. If you know nothing about Tebaldi, you will appreciate that this new museum is superbly designed and a real gem celebrating one of Itay's most important cultural ambassadors and one of the greatest musical artists ever. Then eat and hang out in the wonderful piazza Giuseppe Verdi.
Written August 21, 2014
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Timothy L
Bath, UK14 contributions
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How can this qualify as a "National Museum"? As serious devotees of Verdi's works we were delighted to hear of a new national museum dedicated to Verdi, when we were near enough to visit while on holiday from England. But if we had known what to expect we would not have gone out of our way. There is nothing original in what is on display: no scores, letters, texts, no analysis of the works, only photographs of some paintings (some at least being of relevance), reproductions of some scenery designs, and some costumes, mostly not attributed to any particular character.
Worse than all this, though appropriate music was to be heard in several areas of the museum there was no attempt to separate the sound of the music in one area from that in another. In the "Sala di Musica", where extracts from filmed performances are shown, we tried to listen to various parts of Otello but could hardly hear it because of the fortissimo rendering of the Grand March from Aida in the next room.
Worse still, the audio guide is promising but deeply disappointing for several reasons. In principle attractively, it offers video clips from performances of some (maybe all - I got fed up early and did not persevere) of the operas. But, first, often these were inaudible because of the music broadcast over loudspeakers in the rooms and, secondly, the links often did not work. For Un Giorno di Regno there's an attractive example of an aria sung by Anna Caterina Antonacci, but the link from I Lombardi is to the same clip.
Worse even than this, the text on the audioguide in the English translation is very poor, to start with, and moreover it is read by someone who has no idea about what he is saying. The worst example of this is that, when speaking of Verdi's I Due Foscari (The Two Foscari) he takes "I" as being the figure "one" and "Due" as being the English word so spelled. Thus he says it as "One due Foscari", instead of either the Italian "I Due Foscari" or the English "The Two Foscari".
This sort of thing made us abandon the audioguide early on, though otherwise the feature of selected scenes from modern productions would have been interesting and attractive.
I have sent an email to the museum pointing out some of these problems, but I have no confidence that they will be addressed.
Written August 30, 2015
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Kathleen M
Fribourg, Switzerland297 contributions
Friends
A marvellous mixture of paintings themed to suit the operas being described in the the appropriate rooms plus a sprinkling of costumes worn by famous singers during the relevant operas. The location is beautiful and there is a relatively well stocked souvenir shop.
Written October 11, 2017
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Douglas N
Australia7 contributions
Couples
This museum traces Verdi's life and times, by giving the political and historical context of his operas, from the first to last, across more than 20 exhibition rooms, filled with art works and costumes from various modern productions, with extracts from the operas played through fine speakers in most rooms. The museum itself is the fine 16th century Villa Pallavicino, where Emperor Charles V met Pope Paul back in 1543. Nice quiet location. The English audio accompanying the tour was a great help.
Written October 7, 2017
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basilpesto2016
Medford, MA36 contributions
Couples
We are fans of Verdi as well as musicians so it had a special meaning to us. Next door to the birth home is the church where Verdi learned to play the organ and should also be visited. If you are in the area, I would recommend a visit.
Written May 26, 2017
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bigvicSydney
Sydney, Australia3,551 contributions
Couples
We love Verdi so it's just wonderful to really get into the spirit of the great man by visiting his birth house in Roncole Verdi. Then this museum with the enchanting small theatre and then his home. This was fascinating and strongly recommended.
Written September 1, 2016
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Gypsgris
Poughkeepsie, NY474 contributions
It is wonderful to see how this genius was living a simple live in the country side. You can see his efforts to create a peaceful garden to contemplate nature. Don't forget the store where you can get some excellent recordings of his music. I've visited twice, the last in July 2011. Make sure to check, that the place is open before you go - there is not much else in the immediate vicinity.
Written June 29, 2015
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