Decca 478 3559
Verdi: Giovanna d’Arco: Overture (7:10)
La Scala Philharmonic Orchestra / Riccardo Chailly
Riccardo Chailly celebrates Verdi’s bicentenary year with a disc of overtures, preludes and ballet movements from some of the composers best-loved operas. Adding an extra touch of authenticity, the works are performed by the Filarmonica della Scala, the opera house with which Verdi himself was most closely associated and where Chailly launched his own conducting career.