The Royal Opera - Nabucco Reviews
4 June 2020
Leo Nucci, Liudmyla Monastyrska, Chorus
Vitalij Kowaljow, Chorus
General scene
Liudmyla Monastyrska, Andrea Carè
Leo Nucci

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Nabucco

The Royal Opera


No. of reviews: 26

Indefatigable Domingo takes on role of Nabucco
1 May 13 / Seen and Heard
La pasión que nunca descansa
19 Apr 13 / Mundo Clásico (Spanish)
A production that in general does few favours to its excellent cast of singers
19 Apr 13 / Express
Domingo dazzles in deeper role
19 Apr 13 / Daily Mail
Domingo's voice relies more on artfulness, and perhaps also on the prompter, than it once did
17 Apr 13 / The Guardian
Plácido Domingo gave a masterclass in how to command the stage with diminished resources
17 Apr 13 / Financial Times (via Google)
Domingo now graces the cast as the Assyrian king brought low, but the production still palls
16 Apr 13 / The Arts Desk
Placido Domingo transforms 'Nabucco' at Covent Garden
16 Apr 13 / Independent
At the tender age of 72, Plácido Domingo gives an impressively vigorous performance in Verdi's third opera
16 Apr 13 / Telegraph
Let’s be clear about this; we’re only back for Plácido
16 Apr 13 / What's on Stage
A missed opportunity as art
13 Apr 13 / Musical Criticism
Temple of gloom
12 Apr 13 / Wall Street Journal
If the staging still leaves something to be desired, the vocal contributions are more uniformly strong
8 Apr 13 / Music OMH
Nicola Luisotti’s performance has Italianate verve stamped all over it
8 Apr 13 / Telegraph
The set has more dramatic range than the principals
7 Apr 13 / Independent on Sunday
If the staging still leaves something to be desired, the vocal contributions are more uniformly strong
4 Apr 13 / Music OMH
Verdi’s intentions are compromised, yet the evening arguably succeeds on its own terms
3 Apr 13 / The Stage
Chorus inject colour into monochrome Nabucco
3 Apr 13 / Seen and Heard
An inert corpse of a production
3 Apr 13 / Evening Standard
Chorus inject colour into monochrome Nabucco
2 Apr 13 / Seen and Heard
Conductor Nicola Luisotti finds focused momentum alongside a strong cast
2 Apr 13 / The Guardian
Liudmyla Monastyrska’s fearless singing is by far the best thing about this production
2 Apr 13 / Financial Times (via Google)
Only when the superb Monastyrska commands the stage does drama take wing
1 Apr 13 / Independent
Leo Nucci gave a magisterial interpretation
1 Apr 13 / Classical Source
It promises much more than it delivers
1 Apr 13 / What's on Stage
Ultimately, this was a mixed evening at best
31 Mar 13 / Opera Britannia
Production details
Cast
Nucci/Domingo, Carè, Kowaljow, Monastyrska, Pizzolato, Lloyd, Philip, Bijelic
(c) Luisotti (d) Abbado
Performance dates
30 March, 1, 4, 6, 8, 15, 20, 23, 26 April 2013
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