Runing time184 mins
The opera that propelled Verdi to international fame tells the story of ‘Nabucco’, based on the life of the Babylonian king Nebuchadnezzar, who conquered Jerusalem.
The invincible Babylonian army marches on the holy city of Jerusalem, and all seems lost for the Israelites. But they hold Fenena, Nabucco’s daughter, as a hostage, and hope to be able to save their city by using her as leverage.
The legendary Plácido Domingo brings another new baritone role to the Met under the baton of his longtime collaborator James Levine. Liudmyla Monastyrska is Abigaille, the warrior woman determined to rule empires, and Jamie Barton is the heroic Fenena. Dmitri Belosselskiy is the stentorian voice of the oppressed Hebrew people.
Sung in Italian with English subtitles.