Verdi was rejected by the Milan Conservatory for the “incorrect hand position” for being a foreigner (he came from the Duchy of Parma and Piacenza, Italy was not united yet) and for being considered too old to start studying at a conservatory.

Ironically, that same conservatory in Milan today bears the name of Giuseppe Verdi.

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