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Captivating in Babylon

Verdi’s first operatic masterpiece, Nabucco (originally Nabucodonosor) is well served by this DVD of a performance from the Teatro Regio di Parma, part of the admirable edition of the complete Verdi operas “Tutto Verdi” to mark the great musical dramatist’s bicentenary next year.

A lot of the credit must go to the young conductor Michele Mariotti, who leads a superb musical performance from the first-rate orchestra and chorus, with an excellent cast of singers. From the splendid account of the famous overture to the final bars, Mariotti finds all the vigor and energy, the lyrical inspiration and the powerful emotion that make the music of Nabucco so special.   Read more »