PREVIEW: Nabucco @Royal Opera House

The Royal Opera House are preparing to present the first revival of Daniele Abbado’s 2013 production of Nabucco, Verdi’s epic opera. 

For Abbado’s production, Nabucco is set in the second half of the 20th century and looks at the horror and conflict, where the lines of friend and enemy become blurred.

Nabucco, King of Babylon, takes Jerusalem in his war with the Israelites – but his daughter Fenena loves the Israelite Ismaele. She releases their prisoners, leading her vengeful half-sister Abigaille to plot to take power.

The production will see conductors  Maurizio Benini and Renato Balsadonna lead a double cast which includes  Plácido Domingo  and Dimitri Platanias sharing the title role.

Abigaille is sung by Liudmyla Monastyrska and Tatiana Melnychenko. John Relyea sings the priest and prophet Zaccaria. The remaining cast members are Leonardo Capalbo, Jean Frangois Borras, Jamie Barton, Miriam Treichl, Vlada Borovko, Samuel Sakker and David Shipley.

There will be  live screen performance of the opera as part of the BP Big Screen series on the 9th June at 7.30pm, with pre-performance coverage starting at 7pm.

Nabucco will perform at the Royal Opera House from the 6th June until the 30th June. To book tickets visit:, Discount, Theatre Tickets, Love, Theatre and UK

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