Nabucco

Verdi Nabucco opera to a libretto by Temistocle Solera. Staged 2013 by Daniele Abbado at the Royal Opera House. Stars Plácido Domingo (Nabucco), Liudmyla Monastyrska (Abigaille), Andrea Caré (Ismaele), Marianna Pizzolato (Fenena), Vitalij Kowaljow (Zaccaria), Robert Lloyd (High Priest), David Butt Philip (Abdallo), and Dušica Bijelić (Anna) . Nicola Luisotti conducts the Orchestra of the Royal Opera House and the Royal Opera Chorus. Directed for video by Rhodri Huw. Released 2015, disc has 5.1 dts-HD Master Audio. Grade: Help!

Mike Ashman, writing in the July 2015 Gramophone at page 88, states that  Monastyrska "absolutely blazes with charisma" but has little admiration for Domingo as a baritone. He deems the show "far from stupid" but "rarely exciting" enough to watch repeatedly.

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