TEATRO SAN CARLO, NAPOLI 20 DEC 1949
LIVE REMASTERED 2017
2 CD 0190295844462 DIGITAL

Verdi: Nabucco

ORCHESTRA E CORO DEL TEATRO SAN CARLO DI NAPOLI
VITTORIO GUI

The temperament-filled role of Abigaille in Nabucco is notorious for its extreme vocal demands, but the young Callas – just 26 when she performed the role at Naples’ Teatro San Carlo – conquers it confidently and commandingly. Her astonishing capacities for both barnstorming power and intricate delicacy are called into play in this, her earliest live recording of a complete opera. These performances at one of Italy’s most celebrated opera houses represent the only occasion Callas sang the role of Abigaille on stage.


NABUCCO: GINO BECHI


ISMAELE: GINO SINIMBERGHI


ZACCARIA: LUCIANO NERONI


ABIGAILLE: MARIA CALLAS


FENENA: AMALIA PINI


IL GRAN SACERDOTE – THE HIGH PRIEST: IGINIO RICCO


ABDALLO : LUCIANO DELLA PERGOLA


ANNA : SILVANA TENTI