Wednesday, August 26, 2009

A New National Anthem for Italy?

That's what Italian Senator Umberto Bossi wants. He is making a move to change the Italian National Anthem from "Fratelli d'Italia" to "Va Pensiero" from Verdi's Nabucco.

We at Aria Serious think this is an excellent idea. And not just because we're presenting Nabucco in February. "Va Pensiero" really is a beautiful piece of music, with incredibly moving lyrics. It gets us every time.

You can read the article here but more importantly you can watch our favorite version of this chorus from the Met DVD of Nabucco below.

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