Verdi: Nabucco

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George Jellinek delves into Verdi's first great opera, Nabucco. The opera may have saved Verdi from abandoning composition, becoming a huge popular --and political-- success. Despite the composer's subsequent successes, it always retained a special place in the hearts of Italians of Verdi's time, who viewed it as a patriotic battle cry.

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