Nabucco (Verdi) - Jan 6 & 10
About the Opera
Ancient Babylon comes to life in a classic staging of biblical proportions! Nabucco follows the plight of the Jews as they are exiled from their homeland by the eponymous Babylonian King.
About the Creators and Cast
Baritone George Gagnidze makes his Met role debut as the imperious king Nabucco, alongside soprano Liudmyla Monastyrska, reprising her thrilling turn as his vengeful daughter Abigaille. Mezzo-soprano Maria Barakova and tenor SeokJong Baek, in his company debut, are Fenena and Ismaele, whose love transcends politics, and bass Dmitry Belosselskiy repeats his celebrated portrayal of the high priest Zaccaria. Daniele Callegari conducts Verdi’s exhilarating early masterpiece, which features the ultimate showcase for the great Met Chorus, the moving “Va, pensiero.”