The rule of power in Europe is changing...
Born in Italy at the tumultuous end of France's influence in Europe, Giuseppe Verdi would go on to become the world's most recognizable name in opera.
Set against the rise of the Italian states in the middle of the 19th Century, The Faithful depicts an artist bedeviled by his role not just as a composer, but as an unassuming icon of the Italian Unification and the birth of modern Italy.
Through chance encounters in gilded Milanese salons and the hushed politics of the Italian opera, we experience the struggles of a man conflicted by his role as an artist and his commitment to a country
yearning for independence.