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January 7th 2:00 pm
MET Opera Live in HD 23-24
MET Premiere – Recorded Broadcast
Ancient Babylon comes to life in a classic Met staging of biblical proportions.
Baritone George Gagnidze makes his Met role debut as the imperious king Nabucco, alongside Ukrainian soprano Liudmyla Monastyrska reprising her thrilling turn as his vengeful daughter Abigaille. Mezzo- soprano Maria Barakova and tenor SeokJong Baek, in his company debut, are Fenena and Ismaele, and bass Dmitry Belosselskiy repeats his celebrated portrayal of the high priest Zaccaria. Daniele Callegari conducts Verdi’s early masterpiece, which features the ultimate showcase for the great Met Chorus, the moving “Va, pensiero.”
Italian with English Surtites
Approx 3hrs 6mins