Verdi, the King of Melody

Verdi, the King of Melody
Directed by Raffaello Matarazzo
Music by Giuseppe Verdi
Cinematography Tino Santoni
Edited by Mario Serandrei
Release dates
  • 1953 (1953)
Language Italian

Giuseppe Verdi, released theatrically in the USA as The Life and Music of Giuseppe Verdi and on video as Verdi, the King of Melody, is a 1953 Italian biographical film starring Pierre Cressoy and directed by Raffaello Matarazzo. It is based on adult life events of the composer Giuseppe Verdi.[1] The film was a commercial success, grossing over 957 million lire at the Italian box office.[2]



  1. Roberto Chiti; Roberto Poppi; Enrico Lancia. Dizionario del cinema italiano: I film. Gremese, 1991. ISBN 8876055487.
  2. Gianni Rondolino. Catalogo Bolaffi del cinema italiano 1945/1955. Bolaffi, 1967.

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