Starring Plácido Domingo
IN ITALIAN WITH PROJECTED ENGLISH TRANSLATIONS
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.
In Thaddeus Strassberger’s production, the towering biblical 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.
Running time: approximately two hours and 45 minutes, including one intermission.
Photo credit: Ken Howard
Nabucco is a co-production of Washington National Opera, The Minnesota Opera and Opera Philadelphia.
High Priest of Baal
Director / Set Designer