Verdi Choruses – La Scala Chorus & Orchestra, Riccardo Chailly

February 23, 2023, 9:00 am

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As part of Riccardo Chailly’s seventieth birthday celebrations in February 2023, Decca offers a new album of Verdi choruses conducted by Chailly with the orchestral and choral forces of La Scala, where he is Music Director. The repertoire spans much of Verdi’s output, and includes choruses both familiar and less well-known. The recording draws on the deep connection which the musicians have with these scores, stemming from Verdi’s own relationship with La Scala. The composer’s first four operas, and his final two, received their world premieres here, and the theater owns important busts and paintings of the composer, which are proudly displayed.