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Articles tagged with "Nabucco"

Vlada Borovko on the thrills and challenges of performing a lead role at short notice

28 February 2017

The Russian soprano was told just an hour before curtain up that she would make her Royal Opera debut as Violetta in La traviata.

10 of opera's greatest soprano roles

15 September 2016

From the Queen of the Night to Turandot by way of Norma and Brünnhilde, we round up some of opera’s most devilishly difficult soprano roles.

Watch: ‘Verdi felt the people of his own nation needed a voice’ – Why Nabucco remains politically potent

22 June 2016

Stars of Daniele Abbado’s production discuss why Verdi's Biblical epic was politically potent in his own time, and why it remains relevant today.

Your Reaction: Nabucco live on BP Big Screens and YouTube

9 June 2016

What did you think of Verdi's epic opera starring Plácido Domingo?

Watch: Verdi’s Nabucco on demand

9 June 2016

Daniele Abbado’s production starring Plácido Domingo was live-streamed online and relayed to BP Big Screens around the UK.

Your Reaction: Verdi’s Nabucco 2016

7 June 2016

What did you think of the return of Daniele Abbado’s powerful production of Verdi’s epic opera?

Verdi's Nabucco musical highlight: ‘Donna, chi sei?’

6 June 2016

Verdi shines the spotlight on the opera’s bad guys in this thrilling, ferocious duet.

Cast change: Jean-François Borras to sing in Nabucco on 6 June

3 June 2016

The French tenor replaces Leonardo Capalbo in the role of Ismaele.

Opera Essentials: Verdi's Nabucco

2 June 2016

Our quick introduction to Verdi’s first great success, home to the famous ‘Va pensiero’ chorus.

The true story behind ‘Va pensiero’, Verdi’s famous Chorus of the Hebrew Slaves

31 May 2016

Verdi’s much-loved chorus from the opera Nabucco has achieved an almost mythic status as a politically influential piece – but the truth is a little more complicated than that.

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