Nabucco

Nabucco

Royal Opera House

  • Booking until: Tuesday, 21 June 2016
  • Running time: 2 hours 30 minutes
Nabucco description

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.

Playing at Royal Opera House

Bow Street, London, WC2E 9DD (venue info)

Royal Opera House Directions

Important information

Sung in Italian with English surtitles

Performance Times
Mon 19:30
Tue 19:30
Wed 19:30
Thu 19:30
Fri -
Sat 19:00
Sun -