When Nabucco is struck by lightning he proclaims himself to be a god. Others think he is a mad man, a tyrant, yesterday’s news, a father and possibly even a liberator. In the final reckoning how will Nabucco be judged?
Best known for ‘Va, pensiero – The Chorus of the Hebrew Slaves’, Nabucco is a rich treasure by the young Verdi that all fans of his work will want to discover. Nabucco is the operatic equivalent of a 1950s biblical Hollywood epic with its rousing, soaring score. We are delighted to present Nabucco once again as the company who re-introduced it to British audiences a century after it was last performed on these shores. Rudolf Frey's production set in the modern day puts the WNO Chorus at the heart of the drama. Nabucco will send you home humming the tunes and tapping your feet for days to come.
Supported by the Colwinston Charitable Trust, WNO Partners and the Nabucco Circle.
Filmed by Thiemo Hehl.