Nabucco at Union Avenue Opera
WHAT: Giuseppe Verdi's: NABUCCO
Presented in Italian with English supertitles
WHEN: Four Performances: July 27, 28, August 3, 4 at 8:00 p.m.
WHERE: Union Avenue Opera
733 N. Union Blvd
St. Louis, MO 63108
TICKETS: Single tickets are on sale for as low as $32 and subscription packages start at $80. Tickets may be purchased online at www.unionavenueopera.org, by phone at (314) 361-2881. Student rush tickets are available at the door for $15 (cash only) with a valid student ID. There is ample free parking available.
Nabucco, King of Babylon, seizes control of Jerusalem in his war with the Israelites. Meanwhile, his daughter Fenena and her half-sister Abigaille are both in love with Ismaele, the nephew of the King of Jerusalem. War rages on between Babylon and Jerusalem. Abigaille, thinking to stop the warring once and for all, tells Ismaele that she will save his people if he vows to love her and not Fenena. When he denies her, Abigaille ruthlessly plans to take down the kingdom, claim Nabucco's throne, and kill all the imprisoned Israelites. Not since Wagner's Ring cycle has Union Avenue Opera presented a show with such epic splendor. Experience some of Verdi's grandest orchestral and choral music ever written, including the soul-stirring "Va, pensiero" chorus.