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Nabucco

Author: Temistocle SoleraElijah MoshinskyBrian LargeLouisa BriccettiSusan ErbenAll authors
Publisher: Hamburg : Deutsche Grammophon : Distributed by Universal Music & Video Distribution, Corp. [2005]
Edition/Format:   DVD video : ItalianView all editions and formats
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Verdi's opera opens in ancient Jerusalem, as King Nabucco of Babylon, whose daughter Fenena is a hostage to the Jews, invades and sacks the Jewish Temple. Installed by Nabucco as Regent of Jerusalem and inspired by her love for the Jew Ismaele, Fenena converts to Judaism and frees the Jewish prisoners. The slave Abigaille, who claims to be Fenena's sister, also loves Ismaele and masterminds a vengeful plot to  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Drama
Named Person: Nebuchadnezzar, King of Babylonia; Nebuchadnezzar, King of Babylonia
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Temistocle Solera; Elijah Moshinsky; Brian Large; Louisa Briccetti; Susan Erben; John Napier; Juan Pons; Gwyn Hughes Jones; Maria Guleghina; Wendy White; Stephen Morscheck; Rafael Suárez; Alexandra Deshorties; James Levine; Giuseppe Verdi; Metropolitan Opera (New York, N.Y.)
OCLC Number: 58531903
Language Note: Sung in Italian; optional subtitles in Italian, English, German, French, Spanish or Chinese.
Notes: Dramma lirico in four parts.
Originally produced in 2002.
Program notes by Kenneth Chalmers in English with French translation and synopsis in English and French (19 p. : ill., ports.) inserted in container.
Bonus features: picture gallery ("Nabucco" at the Met); trailer.
Credits: Set designer, John Napier ; costume designer, Andreane Neofitou ; lighting designer, Howard Harrison.
Performer(s): Juan Pons (Nabucco) ; Gwyn Hughes Jones (Ismaele) ; Samuel Ramey (Zaccaria) ; Maria Guleghina (Abigaille) ; Wendy White (Ferena) ; Stephen Morscheck (Il Gran Sacerdote) ; Rafael Suarez (Abdallo) ; Alexendra Deshorties (Anna) ; Metropolitan Opera Orchestra and Chorus ; James Levine, conductor.
Event notes: Produced at the Metropolitan Opera House, April 2001.
Description: 1 videodisc (142 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD; PCM stereo., Dolby digital 5.1, DTS 5.1; aspect ratio 4:3; region code 0 (worldwide).
Responsibility: [music by] Giuseppe Verdi ; libretto by Temistocle Solera ; production, Elijah Moshinsky ; video director, Brian Large ; producers, Louisa Briccetti, Susan Erben ; a Metropolitan Opera television production.

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Verdi's opera opens in ancient Jerusalem, as King Nabucco of Babylon, whose daughter Fenena is a hostage to the Jews, invades and sacks the Jewish Temple. Installed by Nabucco as Regent of Jerusalem and inspired by her love for the Jew Ismaele, Fenena converts to Judaism and frees the Jewish prisoners. The slave Abigaille, who claims to be Fenena's sister, also loves Ismaele and masterminds a vengeful plot to imprison Nabucco and steal the crown of Jerusalem for herself. In his cell, Nabucco dreams that Fenena is about to be executed, but he escapes in time to free her and also converts to Judaism, as a repentant Abigaille poisons herself.

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