Interview from our Viva Verdi! bicentennial broadcast with George M. Martin. Author of the recent book Verdi In America, Martin is one of the foremost American scholars of the great Italian composer. He speaks here about the US performance history of Verdi's operas and how Verdi became the most popular opera composer in the US during the second half of the twentieth century. Interview was conducted by Stepan Atamian at WKCR on September 18, 2013.