Verdi’s Nabucco is an opera of biblical majesty, containing some of the greatest choral music ever composed. The plot is based on the story of the Babylonian emperor Nabucco (Nebuchadnezzar), the captivity of the Jews under his rule, his struggle against his loved ones, his divine punishment and final salvation. The themes of spirituality, love, sacred death, and redemption inspire a performance starring Leo Nucci, one of the world’s greatest Verdi baritones, in the title role.
Sung in Italian
Running time: 146 minutes plus one intermission
Performed at Teatro alla Scala, Milan on February 13, 2013
$18, Museum members $16