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  • New York Metropolitan Opera Orchestra
  • Daniele Callegari Conductor
  • Elijah Moshinsky Production

Giuseppe Verdi


In the Met Opera’s own description: “ancient Babylon comes alive in this classic staging of biblical proportions.” The opera that saved Verdi from a troubled period (when he actually considered quitting music) is one of the Italian composer’s greatest artistic achievements. Nabucco follows the story of the king of Babylon and the expulsion of the Jews from their land, with such musical fervour that it made Verdi a national hero. Many of the passages eventually gained a stand-alone popularity and the moving chorus Va, pensiero gives us a chance to appreciate all its sumptuousness.


Temistocle Solera Libretto, based on the ballet Nabuccodonosor by Antonio Cortesi and the play Nabuchodonosor by Auguste Anicet-Bourgeois and Francis Cornu
John Napier Set designer
Andreane Neofitou Costume designer
Howard Harrison Lighting designer
J. Knighten Smit Revival stage director

ELENCO — In order of vocal appearance

Dmitry Belosselskiy Zaccaria (Bass)
SeokJong Baek Ismaele (Tenor)
Maria Barakova Fenena (Mezzo-Soprano)
Liudmyla Monastyrska Abigaille (Soprano)
Brittany Olivia Logan Anna (Soprano)
George Gagnidze Nabucco (Baritone)
Scott Scully Abdallo (Tenor)
Le Bu High Priest of Baal (Bass-Baritone)

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