Verdi: Nabucco Overture
Join Music Director Emeritus James Judd and the NZSO for a performance of Verdi's Nabucco Overture. Originally performed as part of the Song of Destiny concert.
8 minutes 32 seconds
Giuseppe Verdi Nabucco Overture
James Judd Conductor
Verdi composed the opera Nabucco during an incredibly emotional period in his life. Struggling with personal tragedy and the recent failure of his latest opera, he vowed never to write another one.
Fortunately, he was persuaded to reconsider, and Nabucco, from which the Overture is derived, emerged as the masterpiece that solidified Verdi's reputation as a brilliant composer. Through this transformative work, Verdi's legacy was secured.