Vocal Recital: Nucci, Leo - ROSSINI, G. / DONIZETTI, G. / VERDI, G. / PUCCINI, G. (30 Years at La Scala)


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Soloist: Nucci, Leo

Verdi, Giuseppe - Composer
Puccini, Giacomo - Composer

Venue: Teatro alla Scala, Milan
Date of Concert: 2007
Playing Time: 01:31:30
Television Director: Mancini, Tiziano
Producer: Dradi, Mario
Catalogue Number: A005010140000

Thirty years at La Scala: this is what Leo Nucci's recital commemorated, an event celebrated by the fact that it was sold out only a few days after the booking opened.

It was in 1977, and it was naturally the Barbiere by Rossini that opened in style the career at La Scala of a singer amongst the dearest in the heart of opera audiences, in particular in Milan.

From then onwards, Nucci has performed in the greatest theatres in the world. He has sung with the most famous opera singers and has worked with conductors such as Karajan, Solti, Giulini, Muti, Abbado, Maazel, Mehta, and Levine. In addition to numerous videos of live opera performances, he has participated in two "opera films": Macbeth and Il barbiere di Siviglia. Recently Nucci has added "popular" pieces to his opera repertoire and has performed many concerts in Italy and abroad, accompanied by the musical ensemble Salotto '800.

But for the recital at La Scala on Monday 15 January, Nucci did not neglect his "duty" as a great opera performer: he didn't sing any parlour romances nor surrogates, but only and exclusively arias from the highest and most renowned repertoire – precisely that for which he is universally appreciated and awaited.

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