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Nucci, Leo

Works: 622 works in 2,220 publications in 8 languages and 26,629 library holdings
Genres: Operas  Live sound recordings  Drama  Excerpts  Musical settings  Televised operas  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Nonfiction television programs  Romance television programs  Filmed operas 
Roles: Performer, Singer, Vocalist, Author, Actor, Artist, Musician, Other, Composer, Contributor, bar, Collector
Classifications: M1500.V47, 782.1
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Leo Nucci
Il barbiere di Siviglia by Gioacchino Rossini( )

70 editions published between 1982 and 2018 in 5 languages and held by 1,304 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

(1) NUCCI, Leo (baritone). (1) BARTOLI, Cecilia (mezzo-soprano). (1) MATTEUZZI, William (tenor). (1) FISSORE, Enrico (baritone). (1) BURCHULADZE, Paata (bass). (1) CHORO DEL TEATRO COMUNALE DI BOLOGNA. (1) ORCHESTRA DEL TEATRO COMUNALE DI BOLOGNA. (1) PATANE, Giuseppe (conductor)
Aida by Giuseppe Verdi( )

75 editions published between 1982 and 2011 in 7 languages and held by 1,299 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Retells the story of Verdi's opera in which the love of the enslaved Ethiopian princess for an Egyptian general brings tragedy to all involved
Il trovatore by Giuseppe Verdi( )

31 editions published between 1987 and 2012 in 5 languages and held by 1,173 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Enrico Caruso famously said that putting on Trovatore was easy: the only thing needed were the four best singers in the world. Few people would take issue with the sensational cast of this broadcast: The radiant superstar Joan Sutherland, in her last operatic appearance at the Met, is Leonora, the young woman loved by two men--the outlaw Manrico (Luciano Pavarotti in spectacular form), and the noble but sinister Count di Luna (commanding Verdi baritone Leo Nucci). Between them, and at the center of the drama, stands the mysterious gypsy Azucena (the late, great Shirley Verrett), whose actions years before throw a long shadow over the protagonists' lives
Il viaggio a Reims by Gioacchino Rossini( )

30 editions published between 1985 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 1,014 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Il Viaggio a Reims: Dramma giocoso in un'atto. Libretto: Luigi Balocchi
L'elisir d'amore by Gaetano Donizetti( Recording )

45 editions published between 1984 and 2006 in 5 languages and held by 1,008 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Enchanting" might the best word to describe Donizetti's delightful, tune-filled, and touching comedy. The marvelous Carlo Bergonzi is Nemorino, a simple, good-hearted farmer, in love with the beautiful, capricious--and wealthy--Adina (Renato Scotto), who hardly knows he even exists. She is much more taken with the flashy good looks and superficial charms of Sergeant Belcore (Mario Sereni). Enter the clever quack Dr. Dulcamara (Fernando Corena), who's peddling cheap Bordeaux wine as a mystical love potent. But Nemorino's affection for Adina is honest and sincere, and since this is a comic opera, everything ends just the way it should
Don Pasquale by Gaetano Donizetti( )

43 editions published between 1984 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 956 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When a wealthy old bachelor decides to take a pretty young wife, he is--this being opera--in for trouble. Especially when that wife is the enchanting Reri Grist. Fernando Corena sings the matrimonially inclined title hero, whose plan to disinherit his nephew--the suave, mesmerizing Alfredo Kraus--backfires with more than a little help from Tom Krause's Dr. Malatesta
Don Carlos by Giuseppe Verdi( )

27 editions published between 1985 and 2013 in 6 languages and held by 952 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rigoletto by Giuseppe Verdi( )

44 editions published between 1989 and 2012 in 6 languages and held by 802 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Superstar Luciano Pavarotti left his indelible mark on some of the greatest roles in the tenor repertoire--including Verdi's Duke of Mantua, one of opera's ultimate bad boys. In this performance, Pavarotti's trademark honeyed tone and suave phrasing are paired with the innocence of June Anderson's Gilda (in the soprano's Met debut season and role). Leo Nucci is the tragic jester Rigoletto who sees his life and all his plans ruined
Falstaff by Giuseppe Verdi( Recording )

51 editions published between 1982 and 2007 in 6 languages and held by 743 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Verdi's last work is his only major comedy and one of his crowning glories. Judith Raskin and Luigi Alva are the enchanting Fenton and Nannetta who want to be married even though her father, Ford (Frank Guarrera), objects. Ford's wife Alice (Phyllis Curtin) is being wooed by Falstaff (Ezio Flagello) who is also interested in Meg Page (Mildred Miller). Fortunately Dame Quickly (Fedora Barbieri) is a match for Falstaff and teaches him a lesson
Tosca : highlights by Giacomo Puccini( )

42 editions published between 1986 and 2012 in 5 languages and held by 719 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Book (125 p. :
Andrea Chenier by Umberto Giordano( Recording )

30 editions published between 1984 and 1985 in 4 languages and held by 572 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tale of the young poet and his tragic life and death during the French Revolution
Le villi by Giacomo Puccini( Recording )

34 editions published between 1980 and 2016 in 5 languages and held by 570 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Le Villi: Opera-ballo in due atti. Libretto: Ferdinando Fontana
Simon Boccanegra by Giuseppe Verdi( )

25 editions published between 1989 and 2012 in 5 languages and held by 569 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Recorded Dec. 1988 at Sala Abanella, Milan
La traviata by Giuseppe Verdi( Recording )

39 editions published between 1994 and 2012 in 6 languages and held by 559 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Recorded live Dec. 1994, Royal Opera House, Covent Garden
Otello by Giuseppe Verdi( Recording )

22 editions published between 1991 and 2017 in 5 languages and held by 528 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story: Act I. The action unfolds on Cyprus, under Venetian rule in the 16th century. The scene is outside the castle, residence of Otello, governor of the island, facing the port. It is night. A furious storm churns the sea, and a crowd of Venetian citizens and soldiers helplessly watch while the ship of the Moor Otello desperately tries to make it into port. Only Iago, one of Otello's men, does not participate in the general apprehension for the safety of his leader: he hates Otello, because Otello has promoted Cassio captain instead of him; he meditates revenge. The crowd is jubilant as Otello finally lands safely and announces that the Turkish fleet has been defeated. When the Moor enters the castle, the fireworks start and all drink to his victory. In the midst of the rejoicing, Iago starts to weave the scheme that will lead to his commander's downfall: he treacherously insinuates to Roderigo, who had revealed to Iago his love for Otello's wife, Desdemona, that Captain Cassio also feels the same affection for the woman. Then Iago gets Cassio drunk, and incites a fight between the two men, but the dangerous duel that starts between them is stopped by Montano. However, the peacemaker is wounded by Cassio. Iago sounds the alarm, swelling the episode out of proportion until the crowd is in tumult. Called back by the shouts and noise, Otello, falsely informed by Iago, punishes Cassio and demotes him. This is a first victory for Iago, who exults
La traviata by Giuseppe Verdi( Visual )

40 editions published between 1994 and 2005 in 5 languages and held by 474 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Alfredo, the son of a wealthy European merchant, is smitten with the Parisian courtesan, Violetta. When Violetta abondons Alfredo to save his family's name, he unknowing confronts and humiliates her, leaving her dignity and health destroyed. Upon her deathbed, Alfredo returns to his true love, now aware of her glorious sacrifice
Un ballo in maschera by Giuseppe Verdi( Recording )

38 editions published between 1989 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 440 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This performance features the legendary African-American contralto Marian Anderson in her history-making Met debut role of Ulrica, the fortune-teller. At first her predictions are all good news. But who would believe the best friend of the king would actually murder him? Absurd. That's what the king (Jan Peerce) thinks. But he loves Amelia (Zinka Milanov), the wife of his friend Renato (Robert Merrill). And when Renato discovers them together, he joins the plot against the king. This is Verdian passion at its best
Ernani by Giuseppe Verdi( )

27 editions published between 1998 and 2005 in 5 languages and held by 416 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Legendary maestro Thomas Schippers conducts the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra and chorus in a December 1962 performance of Verdi's Ernani, which features a truly bravura performance by Carlo Bergonzi
Macbeth by Giuseppe Verdi( )

37 editions published between 1987 and 2012 in 7 languages and held by 349 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Macbeth and Banquo encounter three prophesying witches on their journey home from battle. Macbeth's ambitions are kindled by the witches' prediction that he will someday be king. In an effort to hasten the prophecy, he and Lady Macbeth plot the murders of those in the way. Under the strain of the heinous crimes, Lady Macbeth dies and Macbeth edges toward insanity. In the tragic climax, Macbeth is killed in a duel and Malcolm becomes king
Falstaff by Giuseppe Verdi( Visual )

20 editions published between 1982 and 2007 in Italian and English and held by 338 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A performance of Verdi's comic masterpiece Falstaff, conducted by Carlo Maria Giulini, who returned to conducting public performances of opera after an absence of fourteen years
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Leo Nucci

Leo Nucci artiste lyrique

Leo Nucci Italiaans zanger

Leo Nucci italienischer Opernsänger

Leo Nucci italiensk sångare

Leo Nucci italiensk sanger

Leo Nucci italiensk songar

Leo Nucci opera singer


Nuči, Leo 1942-

Лео Нуччі

Нуччи, Лео

לאו נוצ'י



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