Nicola Zaccaria

2,750 Plays
La sonnambula, Act 2: "No, più non reggo" (Elvino, Amina, Count Rodolfo, Chorus) [feat. Antonino Votto, Coro del Teatro Alla Scala di Milano, Maria Callas, Nicola Monti, Nicola Zaccaria & Orchestra del Teatro alla Scala di Milano]
La sonnambula, Act 1: "Come per me sereno" (Amina) "...Sempre, o felice Amina" (All) [feat. Antonino Votto, Coro del Teatro alla Scala di Milano, Eugenia Ratti, Fiorenza Cossotto, Franco Ricciardi, Giuseppe Morresi, Nicola Monti, Nicola Zaccaria, Noberto Mola & Orchestra del Teatro alla Scala di Mil
La bohème, Act 4: "Oh Dio! Mimì!" (Rodolfo, Schaunard, Mimì, Musetta, Marcello, Colline) [feat. Anna Moffo, Giuseppe Di Stefano, Manuel Spatafora, Nicola Zaccaria & Rolando Panerai]

Nicola Zaccaria (9 March 1923 - 24 July 2007), born Nicholas Angelos Zachariou was a Greek bass. Born in Piraeus, Zaccaria studied at the Athens Conservatory where he enjoyed his debut in 1949, aged 26. He sang at La Scala in 1953 and his position as a mainstay of the bass operatic repertoire was assured thereafter. He was La Scala's principal bass for almost 15 years. He sang with some of the most famous singers of his generation, such as Maria Callas,Leontyne Price, Franco Corelli, and Marilyn Horne, who was Zaccaria's companion in later life. Despite intimidating competition, he developed an impressive international career and recorded more than 30 operas for major recording companies. With Callas he recorded nine complete operas: According to John Ardoin in his book The Callas Legacy, Zaccaria also recorded under the pseudonym Giulio Mauri in the complete recordings of Il trovatore and Turandot in which he appeared with the soprano. Nicola Zaccaria died in Athens on July 24, 2007 from Alzheimer's disease at age 84.