The data in this report has been provided by the PriceWaterhouse consultancy that adds that This impact has grown by 17% compared to four years ago, when the last report on the influence of the club on the local economy was prepared. The PriceWaterhouseCoopers (PwC) report also details a tax collection of 366 million for the different public administrations. The president of FC Barcelona, Josep Maria Bartomeu has highlighted the role of the club as one of the great economic engines of the city of Barcelona and Catalonia in the course of a breakfast at the headquarters of Foment de Treball, the oldest employers’ association in Europe, to which the Blaugrana entity formalized its membership.“Today Barça is the first sports brand in the world. We are local and universal. We can confirm that we represent 1.46% of the city’s Gross Domestic Product and contribute to the creation of 19,500 jobs. Our sustained growth has accelerated and this economic impact is increasingly present, “Bartomeu said.
His musical output of 28 successful operas produced musical innovations such as Coloratura styles of astronomical acrobatic vocal performances by the Sopranos in the mad scene of his “La Traviata” (“The Lost One”) where Violeta, a courtesan, struggles about falling in love with a minor aristocrat and losing her freedom in a taboo affair of the times. Having achieved notoriety through the immense popularity of his operas, Verdi then began, in 1859, to take an active interest in Italian politics. He showed an early commitment to the revolutionary Risorgimento movement, which was trying to unify Italy into a nation that was fractured by Italian internal and external warfare. Verdi then wrote the opera “Un Ballo Mascaro” or “The Masked Ball”, set in revolutionary Boston to evade the local censors. By putting on an opera about a revolution against tyranny, he was cleverly supporting the revolutionary Risorgimento’s cause. An acronym of his name was used by the Italian patriots: V.E.R.D.I. meaning the installation of Victor Emanuel Re Di’ Italia. Only his popularity and fame saved him from harassment and arrest.*Advertisement* Giuseppe Verdi, the first child of Carlo Giuseppe Verdi and Luigia Uttini, was born in their home in 1813 in the town of Le Roncole, within the borders of the First French Empire. He died in 1901 in the newly formed Italian Republic so influenced by his passion and music. Verdi, was given private lessons in Latin and Italian by the village schoolmaster, Baistrocchi, and at age six he attended the local school. After Baistrocchi’s death, Verdi at the young age of eight, became the official paid organist. Today, his operas are still as popular as they were well over a hundred years ago. He also produced non-operatic music in his masterful Requiem. His music beats in the heart of every Italian who see him as the master of Italian opera and as a patriot of the nation. In his masterpiece opera “Rigoletto”, he achieves musical immortality with the aria, “La Donna e mobile,” sung over and over by opera stars and amateurs alike.