Verdi: Nabucco, Muti/Philharmonia (2-CD)

Verdi: Nabucco, Muti/Philharmonia (2-CD)


Discs: 2
Record Label: Warner
Release Date: May 20, 2016

“The Philharmonia respond with alacrity to Muti’s taut direction and the sound is excellent . . . One of the great pleasures is to hear Veriani Luchetti in the brief and rather ungrateful role of Ismaele.” — MusicWeb International

Verdi holds a special place in Riccardo Muti’s heart. Here he conducts the explosive opera whose nostalgic chorus, "Va, pensiero", turned the composer into a hero of the Risorgimento, the movement for the unification of Italy. In the title role of the Babylonian king Nebuchadnezzar, Matteo Manuguerra is a baritone in the great tradition, while Renato Scotto brings both formidable temperament and bel canto delicacy to Abigaille.


Verdi Nabucco
Matteo Manuguerra Nabucco
Veriano Luchetti Ismaele
Nicolai Ghiaurov Zaccaria
Renata Scotto Abigaille
Elena Obraztsova Fenena
Robert Lloyd Il GranSacerdote
Kenneth Collins Abdallo
Anne Edwards Anna
Philharmonia Orchestra
Ambrosian Opera Chorus
1977–1978, Kingsway Hall, London

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