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Nucci, Leo

Works: 565 works in 1,919 publications in 6 languages and 15,141 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Filmed operas  Operas  Televised operas  Film adaptations  Nonfiction films  Live sound recordings  Romance films  Musical settings  Nonfiction television programs 
Roles: Performer, Singer, Vocalist, Author, Actor, Other, Artist, bar, per, Composer, Musician, Contributor
Classifications: M1500.V47, 782.1
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Leo Nucci
Don Pasquale by Gaetano Donizetti( Recording )

36 editions published between 1984 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 685 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
L'elisir d'amore by Gaetano Donizetti( Recording )

40 editions published between 1984 and 2006 in 4 languages and held by 651 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Thomas Schippers leads a superlative cast in one of Donizetti's most beloved comic operas. This two disc set was taken from a live performance on March 5, 1966 and features Carlo Bergonzi as Nemorino and Roberta Peters as Adina
The air I breathe by Giuseppe Verdi( Visual )

39 editions published between 1981 and 2007 in 6 languages and held by 534 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 )

47 editions published between 1982 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 515 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Falstaff: Commedia lirica in tre atti. Libretto: Arrigo Boito
Camille by Giuseppe Verdi( Visual )

36 editions published between 1994 and 2007 in 5 languages and held by 449 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( Visual )

60 editions published between 1990 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 431 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

One man's battle to reconcile his personal and political views
Andrea Chénier by Umberto Giordano( Recording )

27 editions published between 1984 and 1985 in 4 languages and held by 427 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tale of the young poet and his tragic life and death during the French Revolution
Falstaff by Giuseppe Verdi( Visual )

24 editions published between 1982 and 2007 in 3 languages and held by 392 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
Il viaggio a Reims by Gioacchino Rossini( Recording )

24 editions published between 1985 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 375 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Il Viaggio a Reims: Dramma giocoso in un'atto. Libretto: Luigi Balocchi
Don Carlos by Giuseppe Verdi( Recording )

25 editions published between 1985 and 2013 in 6 languages and held by 363 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Don Carlos: Grand opéra en cinq actes. Livret: Joseph Méry et Camille du Locle
Le Villi by Giacomo Puccini( Recording )

23 editions published between 1980 and 1988 in 4 languages and held by 322 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

20 editions published between 1991 and 2012 in 5 languages and held by 311 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
Il trovatore by Giuseppe Verdi( Recording )

27 editions published between 1987 and 2012 in 6 languages and held by 294 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
The #1 opera album( Recording )

1 edition published in 2000 in French and held by 288 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La rondine by Giacomo Puccini( Recording )

12 editions published between 1983 and 1985 in 3 languages and held by 287 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La Rondine: Commedia lirica in tre atti. Libretto: Giuseppe Adami
Rigoletto by Giuseppe Verdi( Visual )

56 editions published between 1989 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 282 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"For Verdi, Victor Hugo's play Le Roi S'amuse was 'arguably the greatest drama of the present day'. But many of his contemporaries were scandalized by this tale of corpses, jesters, cripples and a king addicted to venal love. And yet this no doubt helps to explain why Rigoletto turned out to be Verdi's second great success and laid the foundations for his emergence as Italy's leading opera composer"--Container
Macbeth by Giuseppe Verdi( Visual )

37 editions published between 1987 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 234 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Summary: Macbeth and Banquo, generals in the army of King Duncan of Scotland, hear witches proclaim Macbeth Thane of Cawdor and King of Scotland and Banquo, father of future kings. When news arrives that the Thane of Cawdor has been executed, Lady Macbeth persuades her husband to murder Banquo. However, the ghost of Banquo appears to Macbeth at a banquet and Macduff, Lord of Fife, and Malcolm, King Duncan's son, escape to England. Again there is a warning from the witches to Macbeth to beware Macduff and that Banquo's children shall reign. Eventually Lady Macbeth loses her reason and dies and Macbeth is killed by Macduff. Malcolm, Duncan's son, becomes king
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The air I breathe
Alternative Names
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-

Нуччи, Лео

לאו נוצ'י



Italian (375)

German (21)

English (21)

French (15)

Dutch (3)

Spanish (2)