Domingo to tackle opera masterwork

Nabucco is at the Eastgate Theatre

Nabucco is at the Eastgate Theatre

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A masterwork containing some of the greatest choral music, wonderful arias and ensembles arrives at the Eastgate Theatre on Monday.

Plácido Domingo takes another step into the baritone repertory, following his triumphs as Simon Boccanegra, as he sings the title role of Nabucco for the first time.

And director Daniele Abbado makes his Royal Opera debut in this co-production with La Scala, Milan.

A spokesman for Royal Opera House said: “Verdi’s rich score does full justice to the opera’s epic themes of nationhood, faith, love and redemption, and calls upon the full might of the Orchestra of the Royal Opera House and the Royal Opera Chorus.”

The chorus was created in 1946 for the reopening of the Royal Opera House after the Second World War.

Nabucco is also being screened at Heart of Hawick on Monday in front of a sold-out audience.

Tickets for the Eastgate screening, which starts at 7.15pm, are priced at £17 and available by phoning 01721 725777.