WorldCat Identities

Nucci, Leo

Works: 531 works in 2,098 publications in 7 languages and 22,702 library holdings
Genres: Operas  Drama  Live sound recordings  Televised operas  Filmed operas  Nonfiction films  Musical settings  Nonfiction television programs  Romance television programs  Criticism, interpretation, etc 
Roles: Performer, Singer, Vocalist, Author, Actor, Other, Musician, Artist, Contributor, bar, Composer
Classifications: M1500, 782.1
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Leo Nucci
Il barbiere di Siviglia by Gioacchino Rossini( Recording )

62 editions published between 1982 and 2012 in 5 languages and held by 1,038 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)
Don Pasquale by Gaetano Donizetti( )

42 editions published between 1984 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 932 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( )

31 editions published between 1985 and 2013 in 6 languages and held by 928 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Don Carlos: Grand opéra en cinq actes. Livret: Joseph Méry et Camille du Locle
Il trovatore by Giuseppe Verdi( )

30 editions published between 1987 and 2012 in 5 languages and held by 913 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 by Giuseppe Verdi( )

43 editions published between 1989 and 2012 in 6 languages and held by 755 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 )

50 editions published between 1982 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 736 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Falstaff: Commedia lirica in tre atti. Libretto: Arrigo Boito
Tosca by Giacomo Puccini( )

40 editions published between 1986 and 2012 in 5 languages and held by 700 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Aida by Giuseppe Verdi( )

52 editions published between 1982 and 2011 in 7 languages and held by 677 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
L'elisir d'amore by Gaetano Donizetti( Recording )

45 editions published between 1984 and 2006 in 5 languages and held by 636 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Few roles captured the artistry of the great Luciano Pavarotti as completely as the loveable, simple farmer Nemorino. This is the first time the tenor starred in a broadcast of L'elisir from the Met, and it shows just why he, his incomparable voice, and his charm were embraced by the entire world. It's also no wonder that Adina (a sparkling Judith Blegen) finally admits she returns his love. John Reardon is the dashing Sergeant Belcore who momentarily throws a wrench into things, but with some help from Ezio Flagello (Dr. Dulcamara) everything turns out as it should
La forza del destino by Giuseppe Verdi( Visual )

41 editions published between 1980 and 2007 in 5 languages and held by 538 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of two lovers who are separated, then pursued by her brother who is convinced that they are responsible for her father's death. The story is based on the premise that fate is inexorable, that there is no free choice
La traviata by Giuseppe Verdi( Visual )

40 editions published between 1994 and 2005 in 5 languages and held by 518 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
Idomeneo by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart( )

17 editions published between 1988 and 2005 in 3 languages and held by 414 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A splendid keepsake of a production which must surely rank among Glyndebourne's greatest, a noble performance of the work in which Mozart's dramatic genius first attained its full stature."--Thomas Heinitz, Saturday Review. (cover)
Andrea Chenier by Umberto Giordano( Recording )

29 editions published between 1984 and 1985 in 4 languages and held by 409 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tale of the young poet and his tragic life and death during the French Revolution
Un ballo in maschera by Giuseppe Verdi( Recording )

33 editions published between 1989 and 2006 in 4 languages and held by 408 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( )

28 editions published between 1998 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 403 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
Aïda by Giuseppe Verdi( Recording )

24 editions published between 1982 and 2005 in 4 languages and held by 391 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Un ballo in maschera by Giuseppe Verdi( Visual )

63 editions published between 1990 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 375 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

One man's battle to reconcile his personal and political views
Le villi by Giacomo Puccini( Recording )

29 editions published between 1980 and 2016 in 5 languages and held by 336 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

38 editions published between 1987 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 332 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
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La forza del destino
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-

Лео Нуччі

Нуччи, Лео

לאו נוצ'י



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