LYRIC OPERA OF CHICAGO
- by Giuseppe Verdi
- In Italian with projected English titles
- front page photo credit: Cory Weaver
Politics. Religion. A dangerous love triangle. Plus two killer roles and some of the greatest choral music ever written, including the soul-stirring “Va, pensiero” chorus. This is the opera that made Verdi a star!
On one side, the fiery Hebrew priest Zaccaria, battling to lead his people from oppression. On the other, Nabucco, the tyrannical Babylonian king and his formidable adopted daughter Abigaille, who will stop at nothing to get her father’s throne and her sister’s lover. Željko Lučić, Lyric’s riveting Rigoletto in 2013, is Nabucco, a role compared to Shakespeare’s King Lear in its majestic sweep. Experience his journey from despised despot to self-proclaimed god; then from paranoid madman to grateful father redeemed by faith. And watch as dramatic-soprano phenom Tatiana Serjaneats up the stage as the warrior princess Abigaille, worthy sister to Lady Macbeth in her lust for power. Mighty Russian bass Dmitry Belosselskiy is Zaccaria.
Lyric Opera coproduction generously made possible by Katherine A. Abelson and Robert J. Cornell.
Coproduction with Teatro alla Scala, Royal Opera House Covent Garden, and Gran Teatre del Liceu.
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