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‘Nabucco’ at Lyric Opera Baltimore

No one in peril had faith in God and perished. Verdi’s celebration of spirit, sacrifice, and faith comes to The Lyric Opera Baltimore to close out the 2013/2014 season of Redemption and Revenge in the production of Nabucco. Based on the biblical story and the play by Auguste Anicet0Bourgeois and Francis Cornu, the opera is […]

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 Soloman Howard as the High Priest of Baal and Csilla Boross as Abigaille. Photo by Scott Suchman.

‘Nabucco’ at the Washington National Opera by Simon Chin

Verdi’s chorus “Va, pensiero,” from his early opera Nabucco, is a piece that lives on as much in Italian national mythology as in the opera house. Director Thaddeus Strassberger’s new production of Verdi’s biblical drama takes as its central question the meaning of the choral anthem that is now larger than the opera itself. The […]

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