Verdi’s Nabucco is an opera of biblical majesty, containing some of the greatest choral music ever composed. The plot is based on the story of the Babylonian emperor Nabucco (Nebuchadnezzar), the captivity of the Jews under his rule, his struggle against his loved ones, his divine punishment and final salvation. The themes of spirituality, love, sacred death, and redemption inspire a performance starring Leo Nucci, one of the world’s greatest Verdi baritones, in the title role.
Conducted by Nicola Luisotti
Directed by Daniele Abbado
Choreographed by Simona Bucci
Starring Leo Nucci, Liudmila Monastyrska, Aleksandrs Antonenko, and Vitali Kowaljow
Performed at Teatro alla Scala, Milan
Sung in Italian