Giuseppe Verdi - Forest Lawn Cemetery, Buffalo, NY
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Rayman
N 42° 55.683 W 078° 51.835
17T E 674315 N 4755039
This bust of Verdi, originally located outside Kleinhans Music Hall, has been refurbished and moved to Forest Lawn Cemetery in Buffalo, NY.
Waymark Code: WM1MQC
Location: New York, United States
Date Posted: 06/03/2007
Published By:Groundspeak Premium Member Team GPSaxophone
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The bust of Verdi sits atop a neo-classical pedestal base. This bust was originally located on the grounds of Kleinhans Music Hall. It was recast and the new bust was installed at the Kleinhans Music Hall location. This original bust was refurbished and installed here in Forest Lawn Cemetery.

The inscription on the base reads as follows:
Giuseppe Verdi (1813-1901)
Giuseppe Verdi is credited with having invented the Italian national operatic style. Born the son of a poor grocer in LeBoncole, Italy, Verdi began composing at age 13. After failing the entrance exam at the Milan Conservatory, he began private lessons with a former member of the orchestra at LaScala in Milan. He married the daughter of his patron and ultimately began his own career in opera in Milan in 1839. His best known works include Rigoletto, Aida, Il Trovalore and La Traviata.
Forest Lawn thanks the City of Buffalo, Buffalo Arts Commission and the Federation of Italian American Societies for this bust sculpted by Dr. Antonio Ugo of Palermo, Italy. It was cast in 1905 by Fonda Art of Naples, Italy. The granite was designed by Tom Koch in 1996 and produced by the Stone Art Memorial Company of Buffalo. It is dedicated this 28th day of September, 1996, in tribute to the many accomplishments of the Italian-American community in this cemetery, the City of Buffalo, and all of Western New York.
Name of Musician: Giuseppe Verdi

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