Still reigning: Leo Nucci’s masterly Rosenblatt Recital

Rosenblatt Recital: Leo Nucci ****

Cadogan Hall, 13th October 2015

Received wisdom says “it ain’t over till the fat lady sings”. In the case of a Leo Nucci recital, it ain’t over till the Italian baritone’s sung “Cortigiani, vil razza dannata”. Nucci has chalked up over 500 performances as Rigoletto, so we can safely describe it as a signature role. Therefore it was no surprise that the jester’s great aria closed this Rosenblatt Recital as his fifth – yes, fifth – encore. Nucci is a wily old fox and by this stage, he had the Cadogan Hall audience eating out of his hand.

Leo Nucci © Jonathan Rose

Leo Nucci
© Jonathan Rose

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