Set in the 6th Century BC in Jerusalem and Babylon. Zacharias the high priest, enforces his people to stand up for their rights against Nabucco. His son Ishmael and Fenena, the daughter of Nabuco, have a secret love affair. Abigail who is an illegitimate daughter of the ruler hears of the liaison and swears she will take revenge. Will she accomplish her goal or will love reign. Sponsored by IIR GroupPerformers Bruno Caproni (Nabucco), John Daszak (Ismaele), Alastair Miles (Zaccaria), Andrew Greenan (Zaccaria from Feb 18), Lauren Flanigan (Abigaille), Claire Weston (Fenena), Richard Angas (High Priest of Baal), Christopher Ross (High Priest of Baal).
Author Verdi. Lyrics Temistocle Solera. Company English National Opera. Director David Pountney. Conductor Michael Lloyd. Translation David Pountney. Costume Marie-Jeanne Lecca. Lighting Davy Cunningham. Design Stefanos Lazaridis.