Guiseppe Verdi by Giovanni Boldini

Guiseppe Verdi by Giovanni Boldini

Consider the notion that historical fiction is really all about today. The example I’ll use is actually from an opera – Nabucco by Guiseppe Verdi. It’s one of the most beautiful choruses ever composed.

You’ll find out how an opera two centuries old told a story from ancient times that motivated Italians to rise up against their oppressors, made a national hero of Verdi, inspired a national anthem, offended the Berlusconi government in recent times, informed a cultural protest, and reminds people today of their deep sense of national pride and destiny.

What’s ahead – Our guest for the next podcast – Episode 4 – will be Tom Sant, who went from being an overworked English professor to a global marketing consultant. He’ll tell us what’s hot and what’s not in business and how-to books.

So, get comfortable, or set the pace on that treadmill, or make sure the waiter has your order – We’re going to the opera!

Click here to listen to Episode 3.


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