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‘Nabucco’ comes to Mercyhurst Jan. 7

Thursday, December 22, 2016

The Mercyhurst Institute for Arts & Culture will screen The Met: Live in HD broadcast of Nabucco on Saturday, Jan. 7, at 12:55 p.m. in the Mary D’Angelo Performing Arts Center.

The success of Giuseppe Verdi’s third opera — a stirring drama loosely based on the Biblical story about the fall of ancient Jerusalem at the hands of Nabucco, the King of Babylon — catapulted the 28-year-old composer to international fame.

The legendary Plácido Domingo brings another new baritone role to the Met under the baton of his longtime collaborator James Levine (conductor).

Liudmyla Monastyrska is Abigaille, the warrior woman determined to rule empires, and Jamie Barton is the heroic Fenena. Dmitri Belosselskiy is the stentorian voice of the oppressed Hebrew people.

The Mercyhurst Institute for Arts & Culture box office will be closed for the holiday season. It will reopen on Jan. 2, during its normal noon to 5 p.m. hours.

Tickets are $18 for adult, $15 for seniors and students, and $10 for youths and are on sale now at miac.mercyhurst.edu and 814-824-3000.