A thirst for power, a thirst for freedom…
A spirited young Verdi unleashes a surge of rousing arias and spectacular choruses, including the immortal “Va pensiero.” Featuring first-rate Verdian singers. A dazzling production that has won acclaim in major American opera houses.
A war is being waged: Nabucco, King of Babylon, seeks revenge against the Hebrews, who have taken his daughter, Fenena, hostage. His other daughter, the ambitious Abigaille, is thirsting for power. Betrayal and madness await them…
Coproduction : Washington National Opera, Minnesota Opera, Opera Philadelphia
Nabucco Paolo Gavanelli / Abigaille Tatiana Melnychenko / Zaccaria Ievgen Orlov / Fenena Margaret Mezzacappa / Ismaele Antoine Bélanger / Anna France Bellemare / Abdallo Pasquale D'Alessio / High Priest Jeremy Bowes / Conductor Francesco Maria Colombo / Stage Director Thaddeus Strassberger, re-staged by Leigh Holman / Sets Thaddeus Strassberger / Costumes Mattie Ullrich / Lighting Mark McCullough (remounted by JAX Messenger) / OdM Chorus / Orchestre Métropolitain
Paolo Gavanelli (Italy)
Tatiana Melnychenko (Russia)
Ievgen Orlov (Ukraine)
Margaret Mezzacappa (USA)
Antoine Bélanger (Canada)
Pasquale D'Alesio (Canada)
France Bellemare (Canada)
Francesco Maria Colombo (Italy)
Thaddeus Strassberger (USA)
Jeremy Bowes (Canada)
Leigh Holman (USA)
JAX Messenger (USA)
Claude Webster (Canada)
A dynamic and “user-friendly” introduction to the performance. Hosted by musicologist Pierre Vachon, this get-together is like a journey into the heart of the work’s music and history, its libretto and its symbols, the production’s artists, etc.
- Language: in French with brief summary in English.
- Duration: 30 minutes
- Place: Piano Nobile, salle Wilfrid-Pelletier
- Time: 6:30 pm
- Cost: Free for subscribers ; $5 for general public
SINGLE TICKETS GO ON SALE August 5, 2014.