Verdi: Nabucco - Guelfi, Souliotis, Cecchele, Ghiaurov, Lane; Gavazzeni. Montréal, 1967


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  • A recording of Nabucco with a cast as uniformly astonishing as this is a true rarity.
  • Giangiacomo Guelfi's oversized voice and stage presence seem made for the title role.
  • At just 23, an age when most sopranos are concentrating on Mozart and Rossini, Elena Souliotis throws herself into the formidable role of Abigaille with abandon.
  • Nicolai Ghiaurov's ample and melifluous voice is a luxury in the role of Zaccaria.


  • There is a hiss throughout the recording.

This performance comes from a tour La Scala made to Montreal.

In Stereo

OD 11590-2