Giuseppe Verdi’s music in silver18 îêòÿáðÿ 2013 ãîäà
Giuseppe Verdi’s music in silver
Giuseppe Fortunino Francesco Verdi was born on October 10, 1813 in the village of Roncole of the Parma Province. Verdi’s creative work is one of the greatest achievements of the world opera and the culmination of development of the Italian opera of the 19th century.
The composer created 26 operas (including “Un Ballo in Maschera”, “Rigoletto”, “Il Trovatore”, “La Traviata”) and a requiem. His last operas – Aida”, “Otello”, “Falstaff” – are the pinnacle of Verdi’s creativity.
The coin authors were artists of the Design Center of Goznak – A.D. Schablykin (design) and A.F. Antonov (modeling).
There is a relief fragment of Giuseppe Verdi’s portrait by Giovanni Boldini against the mirror area in the left bottom of the coin reverse; in the background to the right there is the building of the Bolshoi Kamenny Theatre in Saint-Petersburg; a facsimile signature of the composer is above it. In the top of the disc to the right there is a fragment of a musical score, to the left there are contours of the Peter and Paul Fortress; th the left along the edge there is a semicircular inscription "ÄÆÓÇÅÏÏÅ ÂÅÐÄÈ" (Giuseppe Verdi).
The beautiful coin was struck in “proof” quality in the number of 1000 pieces of sterling silver.
The “Treasury of the World Culture” series will be continued. The Bank of Russia is planning to issue a commemorative coin dedicated to the great Italian sculptor Michelangelo Buonarroti.