Nabucco

September 15, 2018
 
Man and woman performing Nabucco on stage

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From the Los Angeles Opera website

As an aging king descends into madness, his bloodthirsty daughter begins a reign of terror, leaving a defenseless populace to battle for freedom from their oppressors. A monumental opera that made Verdi a national hero, Nabucco boasts a bold score that goes straight to the heart, highlighted by the immortal chorus of the Hebrew slaves.

The powerful tale is loosely based on the historical and biblical figure of Nebuchadnezzar, a mighty king whose madness is cured by divine intervention. In Thaddeus Strassberger’s production, the towering drama is exquisitely presented as it might have been staged at its 1842 premiere at Teatro alla Scala. Plácido Domingo continues his astonishing exploration of the Verdi baritone repertory with his portrayal of the title role, with one of today’s brightest stars, Liudmyla Monastyrska, making her company debut as the king's power-hungry daughter, Abigaille.

Plácido Domingo is "the world's most experienced opera singer, a stage animal, a presence" - Los Angeles Times


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