Friday, September 14, 2012

B9. This image shows an actor portraying a composer of Western classical music, in a 2010 opera named 'Risorgimento!' about the mid-19th century movement to unify Italy. The surname of this composer was purportedly used during the movement as part of a coded message that lauded the king-in-waiting: people in the know would shout out 'Viva _____', the surname being used as an acronym in Italian for 'Victor Emmanuel King of Italy'. Name the composer.

A. Verdi