By Giuseppe Verdi • October 10, 13, 16, 18, 2015

What made Nabucco LARGER THAN LIFE? The chills you got when Mark Delavan (who's sung here as Falstaff, Rigoletto, and Scarpia) portrayed the troubled monarch. The epic story of the Jews in exile in Babylon. The impressive and affecting projections that accompanied this big, traditional production. That most beloved of choruses, "Va, pensiero." The poignant family story of betrayal and reconciliation at the heart of the opera.

• Sung in the original Italian with projected English titles
• All performances at the Benedum Center

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Previews and Reviews for NABUCCO

• Nabucco receives first Pittsburgh Opera staging since 1973 - Post-Gazette
• Pittsburgh Opera opens season with the opera that made Verdi famous - Tribune-Review
• Pittsburgh Opera brings back 'Nabucco' - Pittsburgh Owl Scribe
REVIEW'Nabucco' is powerful, imaginative vision of Verdi's classic - Tribune-Review
REVIEWPittsburgh Opera opens new season with 'Nabucco' - Post-Gazette
REVIEWPittsburgh Opera opens season with a Verdi rarity and a success - PGH Stage

Thanks to our sponsors and partners

Season Sponsor: PNC
Season Media Sponsor: WQED-FM
Supported in part by Pennsylvania Council on the Arts
Supported in part by Allegheny Regional Asset District
Proud member of Opera America
Official Chocolatier: Sarris Candies
Film Series Partner: Pittsburgh Filmmakers

The high priest Zaccaria (Oren Gradus) leads the Israelites (Pittsburgh Opera Chorus and Supernumeraries) in prayer for protection from Nabucco.

Nabucco (Mark Delavan) orders the destruction of the temple in Jerusalem, to the horror of the Israelites (Pittsburgh Opera Chorus and Supernumeraries).

Nabucco's daughter Fenena (Resident Artist Laurel Semerdjian) has been appointed regent but Abigaille (Csilla Boross) challenges her.

Abigaille (Csilla Boross) sends Nabucco (Mark Delavan) back to prison after denying his request for clemency for his daughter Fenena.

The imprisoned Israelites (Pittsburgh Opera Chorus and Supernumeraries) mourn for their homeland in the famous chorus "Va, pensiero"

Abigaille regrets her treatment of the Israelite and her betrayal of her father Nabucco (Mark Delavan). She takes poison and dies in his arms.

Nabucco Cast & Creative Team

Nabucco Details & Resources

Nabucco Synopsis