Washington National Opera Premieres Verdi's Nabucco
* Additional fees apply. No coupon or promo codes necessary to enjoy the displayed discount price.
The last date listed for Nabucco was Monday May 21, 2012 / 7:00pm.
Currently at The Kennedy Center - Opera House
- Full Price:
- $72 - $99
- Our Price:
- Sold Out
The explosively theatrical dancers of Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater have been creating… More
Reviews & Ratings
Featured review from Kitty Lou Smith
view more less of this review
We loved the Washington Opera performance of Nabucco. The music is so beautiful - and the chorus is so powerful. Midgette (Post critic) didn't like the staging of a play within a play. What we saw was a group of 19th Century aristocrats watching the opera about the Jews and Assyrians, And, I thought that setting helped set Verdi's work in the context of the Italian nationalistic movement. Plus, the picture of Franz Joseph next to Nebuchanezzer in the Playbill reinforced the idea of godless tyrants (both looked imperious and were wearing kooky hats). The Hungarian soprano singing Abigaille was terrific - as was Nabucco (Italian). The setting and costumes were quite spectacular - and you can't beat those Old Testament stories for drama. The scene where Nebuchanezzer was struck down by Jehovah was grand! Ahh, if only all our enemies could be so devastatingly dispatched!
Libretto by Temistocle Solera
Conducted by WNO Music Director Philippe Auguin
Performed in Italian with English supertitles. Supertitles may not be visible from the rear of the orchestra.
The performance runs approximately 2 hours, 45 minutes, with two intermissions.