Nabucco

Nabucco Tickets

Plácido Domingo and Dmitri Platanias take the title role in Daniele Abbado’s powerful production of Verdi’s epic opera.

Daniele Abbado’s production is set in the second half of the 20th century and explores the reality of conflict, where friend and enemy may become indistinguishable. An enormous chorus lends weight to epic numbers such as ‘Immenso Jehova’ – the Hebrew Slaves’ triumphant hymn of thanksgiving – and their song of exile, ‘Va, pensiero’, widely considered to be Italy’s unofficial national anthem. There are wonderful bass and baritone roles in the figures of Nabucco, the Babylonian King (based on the biblical King Nebuchadnezzar) and Zaccaria, the Hebrew prophet – while in Abigaille, Verdi created a memorable anti-heroine, at once terrifying and pitiable. Throughout, the score blends rhythmic vitality and powerful drama, and is on a scale to do justice to the opera’s epic themes.

Running time: 
2 hours 30 minutes
Nabucco Performance Dates & Times
Available from: 
Tuesday, 21 June, 2016
Booking to: 
Tuesday, 21 June, 2016
MatineeEvening
Monday-7.30pm
Tuesday-7.30pm
Wednesday-7.30pm
Thursday-7.30pm
Friday--
Saturday-7.00pm
Sunday--

Royal Opera House

Address:
Bow Street, London, WC2E 9DD
Nearest tube:
Covent Garden

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