To kick off its season the Opera de Montreal has selected Giuseppe Verdi’s four-act opera Nabucco which he composed in 1841. In Montreal it is presented in association with the Washington National Opera, Minnesota Opera and Opera Philadelphia.
Verdi has woven a tale about power and freedom to music. Composed in his younger years, Verdi made a splash with Nabucco. So much so that it even made Americans sit up and take notice with all its impressive arias and amazing choruses.
Story goes like this: Nabucco is the King of Babylon and he is out for revenge against the Hebrews. This is because they have captured one of his daughters, Fenena, and holding her hostage. His other daughter, Abigaille, is itching for power and has one thing on her mind. Betrayal is just around the corner.
Cast: Nabucco Paolo Gavanelli / Abigaille Tatiana Melnychenko / Zaccaria Ievgen Orlov / Fenena Margaret Mezzacappa / Ismaele Antoine Bélanger / Anna France Bellemare / Abdallo Pasquale D’Alessio / High Priest Jeremy Bowes / Conductor Francesco Maria Colombo / Stage Director Thaddeus Strassberger, re-staged by Leigh Holman / Sets Thaddeus Strassberger / Costumes Mattie Ullrich / Lighting Mark McCullough (remounted by JAX Messenger) / OdM Chorus / Orchestre Métropolitain
-Dates: September 20, 23, 25, 27, 2014
-Venue: Place des Arts – Salle Wilfried Pelletier
-Ticket Purchase: www.operademontreal.placedesarts.com
-Ticket Prices: $21.39, $60.58, $81.80, $123.90, $148.60 (plus handling charges)
-Show Time: 7:30 p.m.