Csilla Boross*
as Abigaille
Morris Robinson
as Zaccaria
Adam Diegel*
as Ismaele
Margaret Mezzacappa
as Fenena
Musa Ngqungwana*
as High Priest of Baal
Angela Mortellaro
as Anna
John Viscardi
as Abdallo

Creative Team

*Opera Philadelphia Debut

Production underwritten by Mrs. John P. Mulroney

Company Premiere
New co-production with Washington National Opera and Minnesota Opera


Audio excerpts from Giuseppe Verdi’s Nabucco (EMI 5099945644726; Riccardo Muti, conductor). Featuring Matteo Manuguerra, Renata Scotto and the Ambrosian Opera Chorus. Excerpts include the opera’s passionate opening chorus, “Gli arredi festivi giù cadano infranti” (Let the festive adornments be cast down and shattered), Abigaille’s bel canto influenced “Anch'io dischuiso un giorno” (I, too, once opened my heart to joy); the passionate confrontation duet between Abigaille and Nabucco “Deh, perdona” (Oh, forgive, oh, pardon); and ending with the beloved hymn of the Hebrew slaves “Va, pensiero, sull’ali dorate” (Go, my thought, on golden wings). Selections courtesy of EMI Classics. For more information or to purchase this recording, go to