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Nucci, Leo

Overview
Works: 557 works in 1,729 publications in 6 languages and 13,297 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Musical settings  Television adaptations  Interviews  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Operas  Motion picture music  Music  Film and video adaptations 
Roles: Performer, Singer, Vocalist, Actor, Artist, Other, Contributor, Composer, per
Classifications: M1500, 782.1
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Most widely held works by Leo Nucci
Il barbiere di Siviglia by Gioacchino Rossini ( Recording )
54 editions published between 1982 and 2012 in 5 languages and held by 586 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This 1950 production of Rossini's Il Barbiere di Siviglia features Lily Pons as Rosina, Giuseppe di Stefano as Count Almaviva and Guiseppe Valdengo as Figaro
L'elisir d'amore by Gaetano Donizetti ( Recording )
34 editions published between 1984 and 2006 in 3 languages and held by 581 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This performance showcases Luciano Pavarotti at his magnificent best. The role of good hearted Nemorino might have been written just for him. Hopelessly in love with wealthy Adina (Kathleen Battle), Nemorino watches, helpless, as flashy Sergeant Belcore (Gino Quilico) seems to win her heart. Enter Dr. Dulcamara (Paul Plishka). He's a quack, but Nemorino believes that the love potion Dulcamara is peddling will help him win Adina's love. It's only a bottle of plain old Bordeaux, but never underestimate the power of true love -- or of Luciano Pavarotti's seductive tenor
La forza del destino by Giuseppe Verdi ( Visual )
33 editions published between 1981 and 2007 in 5 languages and held by 548 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Live performance of the tragic opera of honor and vengeance in 18th century Spain and Italy. Taped March 24, 1984
Falstaff by Giuseppe Verdi ( Recording )
42 editions published between 1982 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 508 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Falstaff: Commedia lirica in tre atti. Libretto: Arrigo Boito
La traviata by Giuseppe Verdi ( Visual )
40 editions published between 1994 and 2007 in 5 languages and held by 505 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"This famous performance of Verdi's romantic tragedy captures one of the most sensational debuts in operatic history. Singing Violetta for the first time was the young Romanian soprano, Angela Gheorghiu, whose remarkable interpretation reached the front pages of the world's press and led the BBC immediately to film the production"--Container
Don Pasquale by Gaetano Donizetti ( Recording )
34 editions published between 1984 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 492 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
Falstaff by Giuseppe Verdi ( Visual )
20 editions published between 1982 and 2007 in 3 languages and held by 416 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Live performance of Verdi's last comic opera, based on Shakespeare's Merry Wives of Windsor and Henry IV
Don Carlos by Giuseppe Verdi ( Recording )
28 editions published between 1985 and 1987 in 5 languages and held by 381 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Don Carlos: Grand opéra en cinq actes. Livret: Joseph Méry et Camille du Locle
Andrea Chénier by Umberto Giordano ( Recording )
25 editions published between 1984 and 1985 in 3 languages and held by 363 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Tale of the young poet and his tragic life and death during the French Revolution
Il viaggio a Reims by Gioacchino Rossini ( Recording )
21 editions published between 1985 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 357 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Il Viaggio a Reims: Dramma giocoso in un'atto. Libretto: Luigi Balocchi
Rigoletto by Giuseppe Verdi ( Recording )
47 editions published between 1989 and 2012 in 5 languages and held by 325 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
Le Villi by Giacomo Puccini ( Recording )
20 editions published between 1980 and 2009 in 4 languages and held by 319 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Le Villi: Opera-ballo in due atti. Libretto: Ferdinando Fontana
Otello by Giuseppe Verdi ( Recording )
27 editions published between 1991 and 2012 in 6 languages and held by 309 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
Un ballo in maschera by Giuseppe Verdi ( Visual )
34 editions published between 1991 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 299 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
One man's battle to reconcile his personal and political views
La rondine by Giacomo Puccini ( Recording )
12 editions published between 1983 and 1985 in 4 languages and held by 294 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Soprano Kristine Opolais made a celebrated Met debut in Puccini's bittersweet story of love and loss. She sings Magda, a young woman who leaves behind her luxurious existence as the mistress of the rich Rambaldo (Dwayne Croft) to follow her heart and live with Ruggero (Giuseppe Filianoti)--but their happiness is short-lived. Anna Christy is Magda's feisty maid Lisette and Marius Brenciu sings the poet Prunier
Tosca by Giacomo Puccini ( Recording )
40 editions published between 1986 and 2012 in 5 languages and held by 273 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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La traviata by Giuseppe Verdi ( Recording )
1 edition published in 1995 in Italian and held by 238 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Un ballo in maschera by Giuseppe Verdi ( Recording )
29 editions published between 1989 and 2006 in 5 languages and held by 232 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Recorded at the Rome Opera House in June and July 1943
Il trovatore by Giuseppe Verdi ( Recording )
24 editions published between 1987 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 220 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
Rigoletto opera in three acts by Giuseppe Verdi ( Visual )
22 editions published between 1989 and 2012 in Italian and Undetermined and held by 217 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Verdi's opera in which the Duke of Mantua seduces Gilda, the deformed court jester's beautiful daughter and the court jester's (Rigoletto) quest to restore his family's honor
 
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Nuči, Leo 1942-
Languages
Italian (425)
German (33)
French (22)
English (20)
Dutch (2)
Chinese (1)
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