Francesco Maria Piave

Francesco Maria Piave

Birth
Murano, Città Metropolitana di Venezia, Veneto, Italy
Death 5 Mar 1876 (aged 65)
Milan, Città Metropolitana di Milano, Lombardia, Italy
Burial Milan, Città Metropolitana di Milano, Lombardia, Italy
Memorial ID 9903273 · View Source
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Librettist. Resident Poet and Stage Director of La Fenice, Venice (1844-60), and of La Scala in Milan (1861-67). He was a good friend of Giuseppe Verdi and wrote the texts for ten of his operas, including "Ernani" (1844), "Macbeth" (1847), "Rigoletto" (1851), "La Traviata" (1853), "Simon Boccanegra" (1857), and "La Forza del Destino" (1862). Although his lyrics were often ridiculed as clumsy and his personal reputation was less than spotless (he kept a string of mistresses), Verdi tolerated no criticism of the man. In 1867 Piave suffered a stroke that left him completely paralyzed. Verdi helped support him for the rest of his life and paid for his funeral.

Bio by: Bobb Edwards


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  • Added: 14 Nov 2004
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  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Francesco Maria Piave (18 May 1810–5 Mar 1876), Find A Grave Memorial no. 9903273, citing Cimitero Monumentale di Milano, Milan, Città Metropolitana di Milano, Lombardia, Italy ; Maintained by Find A Grave .