Production underwritten by Mrs. John P. MulroneyCompany Premiere
New co-production with Washington National Opera and Minnesota Opera
Audio excerpts from Giuseppe Verdi’s Nabucco (EMI 5099945644726; RiccardoMuti, conductor). Featuring MatteoManuguerra, RenataScotto and the Ambrosian Opera Chorus. Excerpts include the opera’s passionate opening chorus, “Gliarredifestivigiùcadanoinfranti” (Let the festive adornments be cast down and shattered), Abigaille’sbel 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 www.emiclassics.com.