OPERA in Cinema: Verdi’s NABUCCOItaly | 2014 | 149 Mins | Not Rated | Opera
Saturday May 31, 2014
Martha's Vineyard Film Center
$20 General Admission, $18 Member
Doors Open for admissions 30 min. prior to screening
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This was Domingo's debut in the baritone role of Nabucco (over the last few years he has transitioned from tenor to baritone roles)
Placido Domingo, one of the most celebrated vocal talents of our time, is making a major role debut. This is a rare chance to see a genre-defining masterwork, containing some of the greatest choral music ever written, along with some wonderful arias and ensembles. This new production of Nabucco is not-to-be-missed.
Domingo takes another thrilling step into the baritone repertory following his triumphs as Simon Boccanegra, as he sings the title role of Nabucco for the first time. He is joined by an exciting young cast including Ukrainian soprano Liudmyla Monastyrska (Lady Macbeth in Macbeth for The Royal Opera House, 2011) as the power-hungry preistess Abigaille. Acclaimed theater and opera director Danielle Abbado makes his Royal Opera debut directing this co-production with La Scala, Milan.
The plot it based on the biblical story of King Nebuchadnezzar (Nabucco), and focuses on his imprisonment of the Hebrews, his struggle against his unscrupulous daughter, Abigaille, his divine punishment and final salvation. Verdi’s rich score offers melody, power and raw drama on a scale that does full justice to the opera’s epic themes of nationhood, faith, love and redemption and calls upon the full might of the Orchestra of the Royal Opera House and Royal Opera Chorus.
"At the tender age of 72, Placido Domingo gives an impressively vigorous performance in Verdi's third opera."
-Rupert Christiansen The Telegraph