Met Opera 2016/2017 in Cinema – Nabucco

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Met Opera 2016/2017 in Cinema – Nabucco

10 March 2017 @ 7:00 pm

€12 – €18

Giuseppe Verdi’s third opera at the Metropolitan Opera

“You may have the universe if I may have Italy.”
Giuseppe Verdi

Encores: Friday 10 March 2017, 7.ooPM (Extra show)’ Sunday 28 May 2017, 5.00PM
Matinée: Sunday 2 July 2017, 2.30PM
Venue: Cinema (St James Cavalier)

The success of Verdi’s third opera, a stirring drama about the fall of ancient Jerusalem at the hands of Nebuchadnezzar spring-boarded the 28-year old composer to international fame. Despite the occasional liberties taken with biblical history and its characters, the overall story draws closely to the events as recounted in Jewish scriptures: primarily, Jeremiah, as well as 2 Kings, 2 Chronicles, Daniel and the Psalms, starting off with the destruction of the first temple in Jerusalem and rolling out into various locations throughout the city of Babylon.

The music and Verdi himself were subsumed into a surge of patriotic fervor culminating in the foundation of the modern nation of Italy – a patriotism which rings clear in the Chorus of the Hebrew Slaves where the Israelites’ longing for their homeland is directly mirrored in the country’s aspirations for unity and that exciting era in Italian history known as ‘il Risorgimento.’

Note on ticket prices:
Make the best of our full season tickets currently on sale:
For all LIVE performances or first screenings: €145.00
For all ENCORE screenings: €120.00



10 March 2017
7:00 pm - 9:45 pm
€12 – €18
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Spazju Kreattiv Cinema
St James Cavalier, Castille Place
Valletta, Malta
+356 2122 3200


Spazju Kreattiv


Duration 163min
Language Italian (with English subtitles)
Creative Team Giuseppe Verdi (composer), Elijah Moshinsky (production), John Napier (set design), Andreane Neofitou (costume design), Howard Harrison (lighting)
With the participation of James Levine (conductor), Liudmyla Monastyrska (Abigaille), Jamie Barton (Fenena), Russell Thomas (Ismaele), Plácido Domingo (Nabucco), Dimitry Belosselskiy (Zaccaria)