The Met: Live in HD presents Verdi's 'Nabucco'

BRATTLEBORO — Pl cido Domingo stars in a new Met role, the title king in Giuseppe Verdi's "Nabucco." Conducted by Met Music Director Emeritus James Levine, it will be transmitted live to Latchis Theatre on Saturday, Jan. 7, at 1 p..m., hosted by Eric Owens.

The legendary Pl cido Domingo brings another new baritone role to the Met as the title king in Nabucco, under the baton of his longtime collaborator James Levine. Liudmyla Monastyrska is Abigaille, the warrior woman determined to rule empires, and Jamie Barton is the heroic Fenena. Russell Thomas is Ismaele, nephew to the King of Jerusalem and Dmitry Belosselskiy is the stentorian voice of the oppressed Hebrew people.

Running time: approximately 2 hours 44 minutes, 1 intermission.

"As always, Levine delivered a passionate and moving reading of the score One can always be assured of a musically excellent night at the opera when Levine takes the baton. Apart from being one of our times greatest tenors, Domingo is also one of the best actors on any operatic stage... It is an emotionally and vocally difficult role, and Domingo sings a strong and poignant performance, especially in the demanding last act." - The Huffington Post "The smoldering, deliciously wild-toned soprano Liudmyla Monastyrska attacks the ferocious music for Abigaille, the Babylonian slave turned queen, as if she's scaling a rock face with an ice ax. Russell Thomas, a tenor of gorgeously burnished power, and Jamie Barton, whose mezzo pours out like lava, are luxury casting as the star-crossed lovers, Ismaele (Israelite) and Fenena (sigh, Babylonian). Dmitry Belosselskiy's capacious bass is well suited to the pronouncements of Zaccaria, the Israelites' high priest. "Nabucco" is defined by its choruses The company's ensemble, under the direction of Donald Palumbo, rose to the occasion with massed yet transparent, shimmering singing. [Levine] led the entire performance with an energy that never felt pressured; the score surged inexorably forward, though with the confidence and, yes, maturity, to linger in lyrical moments, serene and calm." — The New York Times

The Latchis Theatre is located at 50 Main St., Brattleboro. Tickets are students, $10, Lifetime members $20, general $22. Call Sharry Manny at 802-257-5717 or


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