Nabucco, starring Zeljko Lucic, Maria Guleghina, Renee Tatum, Carlo Colmbara, David Crawford, Younghoon Lee, Hugo Vera and Amber Wagner.We saw Verdi's
We have been fans of Maria Guleghina and Zeljko Lucic since we saw them in Macbeth several seasons ago. They are fierce, Verdian singers. Their powerful voices soar above the orchestra and the chorus. They have a bad ass presence on stage.
The opera is set in Israel and Babylon. Nabucco, played by Lucic, is the King of Babylon and has attacked Israel. Nabucco has two daughters, Abigaille played by Guleghina and Fenena played by Tatum. Abigaille is one of the leaders in Nabucco's army, while Fenena is sort of the more delicate daughter. They are both in love with an Israelite, Ismaele, played by Lee.