From his first grand success in 1842 with Nabucco to his last Shakespearean operas, Otello (1887) and Falstaff (1893), Giuseppe Verdi dominated the world of Italian opera. This compilation features 26 classic arias from 16 of his greatest operas, in the composer's transcriptions for voice and piano. Reproduced from authoritative early editions, the arias include "Oh, patria mia" and "Ritorna vincitor!" from Aïda; "Saper vorreste" from Un Ballo in Mascera; "Ah fors'é lui," from La Traviata; "Pace, pace, mio Dio" from La Forza del Destino; "Caro nome" from Rigoletto; as well as rarely compiled gems from Simon Boccanegra, Don Carlos, Il Trovatore, Luisa Miller, Stiffelio, and other legendary operas. Singers, pianists, and opera lovers will treasure this generous collection of unforgettable arias by one of the supreme masters of the form.