Maria Callas
Teatro San Carlo, Napoli 20 Dec 1949
Live Remastered 2017
2 CD 0190295844462 - DIGITAL

Verdi: Nabucco

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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.

Verdi: Nabucco

Nabucco: Gino Bechi
Ismaele: Gino Sinimberghi
Zaccaria: Luciano Neroni
Abigaille: Maria Callas
Fenena: Amalia Pini
Il Gran Sacerdote - The High Priest: Iginio Riccò
Abdallo: Luciano Della Pergola
Anna: Silvana Tenti