Nabucco, from The Royal Opera House

(GB, 2014, 170 mins, DCP)
In Italian with English subtitles
CAST Plácido Domingo, Andrea Caré, Vitalij Kowaljow, Liudmyla Monastyrska.
170 minute running time includes one intermission.
Tickets $22. Popcorn is not permitted in the theatre for opera shows.


Daniele Abbado explores themes of identity, exile and religion in a powerful staging of Verdi’s epic opera. War has broken out between the Babylonians and Israelites. The Israelites have captured Fenena, younger daughter of the Babylonian King, Nabucco. In revenge, Nabucco vows to destroy Jerusalem, aided by the vengeful Abigaille.

170 minute running time includes two intermissions

“Domingo’s career, 42 years at Covent Garden and counting, continues to be a wonder of the age.” The Guardian