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 Elchin Azizov / Abigaille Tatiana Melnychenko / Zaccaria Ievgen Orlov / Fenena Olesya Petrova / Ismaele Antoine Bélanger / Conductor Francesco Maria Colombo / Stage Director Thaddeus Strassberger, re-staged by Leigh Holman / Sets Thaddeus Strassberger / Costumes Mattie Ullrich / Lighting Mark McCullough / OdM Chorus / Orchestre Métropolitain
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.