From 3 December 2018 to 7 January 2019 we celebrate ten years of the Royal Opera House Live Cinema Season with screenings of great operas and ballets.
Royal Opera House, Bow Street, Covent Garden, London, WC2E 9DD
This event is part of the Winter 2018/19 season.
American Conductor and Chorus Director of the Royal Opera Chorus William Spaulding presents this screening of Nabucco, Verdi’s first great success. Plácido Domingo, one of the greatest artists of our time, takes on the role of Nabucco, King of Babylon, whose blasphemy drives him mad. Its moving story of exile, madness and religious faith, and its wonderful music, including virtuoso arias for the villainess Abigaille and the great ‘Chorus of the Hebrew Slaves’ have ensured its popularity endures to this day.
The Royal Opera’s production was screened to cinemas worldwide in April 2013, and recorded for DVD. Daniele Abbado’s elegant, timeless production shows us how the opera’s themes of exile, faith and forgiveness remain relevant in contemporary society.
Italian opera expert Nicola Luisotti is the charismatic conductor of a score which provides a showcase for the Royal Opera Chorus, while Liudmyla Monastryrska is on fine form as the fiery Abigaille.
The performance lasts about 2 hours 50 minutes, including one interval
Sung in Italian with English subtitles
Please note this production was originally screened live as 12A