Posted May 01, 2019 06:18:31 “A true artist, I don’t know how I could ever have achieved the fame I had, but I had a beautiful voice.
I was a real artist and I loved opera,” he said.
“I never took a break.”
He had a son with the late French composer Claude Monet, whose son, Jean-Claude, will sing at the upcoming annual Paris Opera Ball.
His granddaughter, Louise, will also sing the National Anthem.
“It was an honour for me to have my grandchild be an opera star.
And to have him be the son of a great singer, as he is, is a great honour,” said Verdi.
A family friend, Pierre-Emile Poulin, said Verdridi died Wednesday night at his home in Marseilles, the capital of the northeastern France region of Provence.
A funeral service will be held Saturday in Paris, said Pierre-Joseph Chardonnier, the chief of the family’s public relations department.
The family said Verde’s son will be born at a later date.
Verdi was born on May 14, 1868 in the eastern part of the French Riviera town of Bordeaux, about 250 kilometres (155 miles) east of Paris.
He studied music at the Sorbonne in Paris before joining a group of singers who toured Europe.
He was given the nickname “El Teatro Verdi” after a famous opera company he worked with.
In the 1930s, he moved to Rome to become a concert director, but was later expelled by the Roman Catholic Church.
He returned to Bordeau in the early 1960s and went on to become one of France’s leading opera singers.
He died in 1997.
He was 87.
The singer’s career spanned more than 50 years.
He toured the world with the French National Opera Orchestra, the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, and many orchestras around the world.
He also performed on the London stage, and also recorded albums and a TV series.