As I’m sure you know by now, I love to write not just for the Sybaritic Singer but for other online publications. I recently had the opportunity to review the opening night of Verdi’s Nabucco at Washington National Opera for our friends over at OperaPulse. Please check it out, if you are so inclined.
“It is rare to find a subject that is as true and current in 6th century B.C. as it is in 1842; however, Giuseppe Verdi’s Nabucco profoundly mingles the Biblical tale of the defeat, enslavement, and exile of the Jews in Babylon by King Nebuchadnezzar with the plight of Verdi’s Milanese contemporaries. American director and designer Thaddeus Strassberger, keenly aware of the political and social ramifications of the opera, brings a bold new production to Washington National Opera’s first performance of Nabucco in its 56-year history. Featuring radiant musicianship from the orchestra, the soloists, and an outstanding chorus, opening night of WNO’s Nabucco was a fete of visual and aural mastery.”