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Francesco Maria Piave

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Francesco Maria Piave (18 May 1810 – 5 March 1876) was an Italian opera librettist who was born in Murano in the lagoon of Venice, during the brief Napoleonic Kingdom of Italy.His career spanned over twenty years working with many of the significant composers of his day, including Giovanni Pacini (four librettos), Saverio Mercadante (at least one), Federico Ricci, and even one for Michael Balfe. He is most well known as Giuseppe Verdi's librettist, for whom he was to write 10 librettos, the most well-known being those for Rigoletto and La traviata.

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La Forza Del Destino: Pace, Pace on Soprano Arias From Italian Operas by Francesco Maria Piave
La Traviata: Brindisi (Drinking Song) Pt. 2 on Karaoke Opera: Sixteen Favourite Arias and Duets by Czech Symphony Orchestra, Prague Philharmonic Choir, Julian Bigg, Anne-Marie Owens, Fromental Halévy, Henri Meilhac, Eugène Cormon, Michel Carré, Jules Barbier, Francesco Maria Piave, Ruggero Leoncavallo, Franco Alfano, Giuseppe Adami, Felix Lemaire, Giuseppe Giacosa, Luigi Illica, Cesare Sterbini, Giovacchino Forzano & Lorenzo Da Ponte
La Forza Del Destino: La Forza Del Destino: Sinfonia on The Best Of Naxos 9 by Francesco Maria Piave
Rigoletto: La Donna E Mobile on Peter Dvorsky: Italian And French Opera Arias by Francesco Maria Piave
Rigoletto: Questa O Quella on Peter Dvorsky: Italian And French Opera Arias by Francesco Maria Piave
La Traviata: La Traviata: Prelude To Act III on Best Of Opera, Vol. 3 by Francesco Maria Piave
Rigoletto: Prelude on Peter Dvorsky: Italian And French Opera Arias by Francesco Maria Piave
La forza del destino, Act III: O tu che in seno agli angeli on Donizetti: Lucia di Lammermoor by Gaetano Donizetti, Dame Joan Sutherland, Chicago Lyric Opera Chorus, Chicago Lyric Opera Orchestra, Antonino Votto & Saul Caston
La Traviata, Act I: "Tra-voi" (Violetta) on Jarmila Novotná - Opera Recital by Jarmila Novotna
Atto primo - scena 1 on Rigoletto by Simone Bacci & Francesco Maria Piave

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Title Artist Year Type
La TraviataFrancesco Maria Piave, Giuseppe Verdi, Orchestra Del Teatro Dell'Opera Di Roma And Coro Del Teatro Dell'Opera Di Roma1995Album
Questa O Quella / Recondita ArmoniaMario Lanza, Giuseppe Verdi, Giacomo Puccini, Francesco Maria PiaveAlbum
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