Free Music Studies: Giuseppe Verdi

Verdi: The Story of the Little Boy Who Loved the Hand Organ

Giuseppe Verdi was an Italian composer of operas during the Romantic period.

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 Further Investigation

Giuseppe Verdi
Biography at

Giuseppe Verdi
Biography for kids from the Dallas Symphony Orchestra.

Giuseppe Verdi
Simple biography at

Selected Works

Verdi: Greatest Hits
Our favorite listening series.

Note: The following operas will need previewed.

Ballo en Maschera


Il Trovatore



Giuseppe Verdi
Biography, selected works, and activity sheet at

Use this interactive at to create a composer’s timeline.


“Giuseppe Verdi”
Chapter from The World’s Greatest Men of Music by Harriette Brower. Subtitled Story-Lives of Master Musicians, this public domain title tracks nicely with our free music studies.

Chapter from Great Musical Composers: German, French, and Italian by George T. Ferris.

Child's Own Book of Great Musicians

Child’s Own Book of Great Musicians: The Complete Collection from Bach to Wagner
Complete collection on Kindle (can be read on any device).

The Gift of Music: Great Composers and Their Influence by Jane Stuart Smith & Betty Carlson
Our favorite overall music appreciation reference book. Over 300 pages long covering 43 composers along with Christmas carols. Not only covers the influence of the composer but also how his faith influenced his works. Recommended reading and listening guides at the end of each section. Highly recommended!

Unit Studies & Lesson Plans

Your Guide to Aida
Listening guide from the Edmonton Opera.

Giuseppe Verdi: Overture to Nabucco
Listening activities from the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra.

Printables & Notebooking Pages

World Map
At for locating Italy.

Italy Map
PAT map for locating Roncole and Milan.

Free 18-Page Composer Notebooking Set {Time Limited}
This free set of generic pages from goes perfectly with our studies.

Verdi: The Story of the Little Boy Who Loved the Hand Organ Notebooking Pages
Simple pages for copywork, narrations, or wrapping up.

Enjoy the entire series:
Free Music Studies: Child's Own Book of Great Musicians
Free Music Studies: Child’s Own Book of Great Musicians

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