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Performer: Leo Nucci

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TurinNabucco

Verdi: Nabucco
Donato Renzetti; Andrea Cigni; Teatro Regio di Torino; Dario Gessati; Tommaso Lagattolla; Giovanni Meoni; Damiano Salerno

GenoaUn ballo in maschera

Verdi: Un ballo in maschera
Jordi Bernàcer; Leo Nucci; Teatro Carlo Felice; Carlo Centolavigna; Artemio Cabassi; Stefan Pop; Angelo Villari

MilanLa traviata

Verdi: La traviata
Zubin Mehta; Liliana Cavani; Teatro alla Scala; Dante Ferretti; Gabriella Pescucci; Marina Rebeka; Francesco Meli
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Chung's Simon Boccanegra is worth a watch

Dmitry Belosselskiy (Fiesco) and Leo Nucci (Simon Boccanegra) © Brescia & Amisano | Teatro alla Scala
If Chung is sometimes hailed as the greatest living conductor of Verdi, here was a performance to support that claim.
***11
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Nabucco at La Scala

Mikhail Petrenko (Zaccaria) © Marco Brescia & Rudy Amisano
This was a performance that had you lickng your lips for Santi’s return next season with Zeffirelli’s time-honoured take on Aida.
***11
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Netrebko returns to La traviata at La Scala

Anna Netrebko takes her curtain call at La Scala © Marco Brescia & Rudy Amisano | Teatro alla Scala
Netrebko's Violetta is now fuller in body and voice than in her former incarnation. Goodbye to the fresh-faced damsel we saw in Salzburg; hello to a larger-than-life courtesan in her twilight years.
*****
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Nucci and Sierra thrill in La Scala's classic Rigoletto

Nadine Sierra (Gilda) and Leo Nucci (Rigoletto) © Marco Brescia & Rudy Amisano | Teatro alla Scala
Leo Nucci visceral animal of the stage has over 500 performances of the role under his belt, and, at the age of 73, he now eats this operatic challenge for breakfast
****1
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Still reigning: Leo Nucci’s Rosenblatt Recital

Received wisdom says “it ain’t over till the fat lady sings”. In the case of a Leo Nucci recital, it ain’t over till the Italian baritone’s sung “Cortigiani, vil razza dannata”.
****1
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