1300 Biscayne Blvd
Miami, FL 33132
Performing at Florida Grand Opera at the Arsht Center (Jan 25 - Feb 1)
Runtime: 3 Hours
“...When I am alone with my notes, my heart pounds and the tears stream from my eyes, and my emotion and my joys are too much to bear.”
Nabucco is the opera that launched the spectacular career of Giuseppe Verdi, considered by many to be the greatest Italian opera composer.
This opera captures the voice of the ancient Hebrews and their struggle as exiles. In fact, it speaks with the voice of all exiles. It will touch your heart if you or your family have endured the pain of yearning for your homeland. Experience the anguish as Nebuchadnezzar, King of Babylonia, destroys the Temple and forces the Hebrews from their homeland. Follow their journey as they are taken into bondage, and feel their grief. Will they survive in this new land or will they perish? And can love between two people endure in such a place?
One of the highlights of the opera is the famous chorus “Va pensiero,” which expresses the Hebrew slaves’ longing for their homeland, and which became the unofficial national anthem of Italy. It will bring you to tears.
Dario Solari [debut; January 25, 28, 31, February 6, 8]
Nelson Martinez [January 26, 29, February 1]
Maria Guleghina [debut; January 25, 28, 31]
Susan Neves [debut; January 26, 29, February 1, 6, 8]
Kevin Short [debut]
Mabel Ledo [debut]
High Priest of Babylon
Casey Finnigan [debut]
Thaddeus Strassberger [debut]
Leigh Holman [debut]
Co-production of Washington National Opera, Minnesota Opera, and Opera Philadelphia
Sung in Italian with English and Spanish projected titles.
Florida Grand Opera is presenting its 73rd season of grand opera in South Florida. It is the seventh oldest opera company in the United States and has the seventh largest audience size of all opera companies in the country. In addition to the tens of thousands of patrons who live in Miami and Fort Lauderdale, FGO has ticket buyers from thirty-nine other States plus Washington DC, Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands. Florida Grand Opera also sells tickets to patrons living in thirty-one countries in addition to the United States. We perform at two world-class theaters: In Miami at Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts of Miami-Dade County, and in Fort Lauderdale at Broward Center for the Performing Arts.
Our 2013-14 Season features Marvin David Levy's Mourning Becomes Electra, Giuseppe Verdi's Nabucco, Giacomo Puccini's Tosca, and Jules Massenet's Thais. You'll want to see every glorious moment and hear every magnificent note of world-class opera.