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Nabucco - Royal Opera House

20 Dec 2021

Extra Chorus

The tragic story of a desperate father’s descent into madness, his two daughters torn apart by their love for the same man, is set against the epic biblical backdrop of the Israelites’ exile from their homeland in Verdi’s early masterpiece.

The opera was an instant success at its 1842 premiere, with the famed Chorus of the Hebrew Slaves (‘Va, pensiero’) taking on an anthemic political resonance that lasts to this day. For this revival of Daniele Abbado’s 2013 production, Daniel Oren conducts Amartuvshin Enkhbat as Nabucco (Nebuchadnezzar) King of the Babylonians. Liudmyla Monastyrska stars in the role of the scheming princess Abigaille and Alexander Vinogradov is the high priest Zaccaria.


20 December 2021–23 January 2022

The performance lasts about 2 hours 50 minutes, including one interval.

Main Stage Opera and music

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