Giuseppe Verdi – Critical Editions

When in 1839 Oberto Conte di San Bonifacio, the debut opera by a twenty-six-year-old from Busseto, held the stage of La Scala for fourteen performances, Giovanni Ricordi wasted no time in acquiring the work. And when in February 1893 the almost eighty-year-old Verdi presented his last masterpiece, Falstaff, at La Scala, Giulio Ricordi (Giovanni’s grandson) was delighted to have been the architect of the artistic partnership between the grand old man of Italian music and the brilliant librettist Arrigo Boito, to have persuaded Verdi to resume work as an opera composer. In the course of the over half-century of career between those two dates, Verdi maintained a close working relationship with Casa Ricordi, his principal publisher.

The publisher’s commitment, constant during the composer’s career, is still continuing today with the monumental copublication of Verdi's works with The University of Chicago Press, and with several operas edited under the aegis of Casa Ricordi and available for hire, both in critical editions. Casa Ricordi, “Verdi’s publisher” for over 180 years, is pleased to be the point of reference for any kind of Verdian project.

Verdi Ricordi-Chicago

The Works of Giuseppe Verdi

Copublished by Casa Ricordi and The University of Chicago Press
Stabilimento Ricordi

Other works available

Published by Casa Ricordi