27 Nov 2021

VERDI: Nabucco Overture

From Music Alive, 8:00 pm on 27 November 2021

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Giuseppe Verdi c1870

Giuseppe Verdi c1870 Photo: Public Domain

Verdi: Nabucco Overture

Performed by New Zealand Symphony Orchestra conducted by James Judd.

Verdi composed the opera Nabucco at a very emotional time in his life. After the death of his wife, the loss of their two children and the failure of his most recent opera, he resolved to never write another opera. Fortunately, he was persuaded to change his mind and Nabucco, from which the Overture is derived, became the work that established Verdi’s reputation as a composer.

Recorded 27 November 2021, Michael Fowler Centre, Wellington by RNZ Concert

Producer: David McCaw

Engineer: Darryl Stack

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