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Verdi's Nabucco | Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned

Published:Wednesday | August 9, 2017 | 12:00 AM
Placido Domingo stars in the title role of Verdi's Nabucco.

Conducted by James Levine, a political struggle is exacerbated by a love triangle with a base of unrequited love. Fenena (Jamie Barton), the daughter of Babylonian King Nabucco (Placido Domingo), is in love with Ismaele (Russell Thomas), the nephew of the King of Jerusalem. Abigaille (Liudmyla Monastyrska), Fenena's disingenuous half-sister, is also in love with Ismaele. Rejected, Abigaille, overtaken by jealousy and anger, declares vengeance, ruthlessly planning to destroy her family's entire kingdom and wreak havoc on the Israelites. Production by Elijah Moshinsky, set design by John Napier, costume design by Andreane Neofitou and lighting design by Howard Harrison.