JACKSON HOLE, WYOMING
The Grand Teton Music Festival and Center of Wonder present Verdi’s Nabucco on Thursday, January 19th at 7PM at Jackson’s Center for the Arts.
It’s sixth century B.C. in Jerusalem and the Israelites are praying for salvation from the villainous Babylonian King Nabucco. Meanwhile, Nabucco’s daughter, the formidable and power-hungry Abigaille, is determined to rule the empire. Scorned from Ismaele’s love for her sister and her father’s rejection, Abigaille undermines the King, eventually causing the fall of Babylon.
After his 2015 GTMF debut, tenor Russell Thomas makes an on-screen return to Jackson Hole, starring as Ismaele. The legendary baritone Plácido Domingo thrills as the title role, and Music Director Emeritus James Levine conducts the score, which fluctuates between riveting arias and some of the greatest choral music ever written. The tremendous success of Nabucco propelled Verdi to a series of triumphs that made him a true Italian hero.
With exquisite scores, legendary stories, and dramatic sets, GTMF, the Center of Wonder, and The Met: Live in HD bring world-class opera to the Jackson Hole community. The season’s sensational line-up includes favorites from operatic greats Verdi, Mozart, Strauss, and Dvořák, with many productions returning to the stage with new life. The season includes:
Gounod’s Romeo and Juliette – February 1, 2017
Dvořák’s Rusalka – March 8, 2017
Verdi’s La Traviata – March 23, 2017
Mozart’s Idomeneo – April 13, 2017
Strauss’ Der Rosenkavalier – July 5, 2017
GTMF and the Center of Wonder present all broadcasts at Jackson’s Center for the Arts. Tickets to The Met: Live in HD are $20 for adults and seniors, and $12 for students and children. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit gtmf.org or call the Center for the Arts box office at 307.733.4900.
About the Grand Teton Music Festival (GTMF): For seven weeks each summer, the Grand Teton Music Festival reunites a celebrated orchestra of musicians led by Music Director Donald Runnicles. Throughout the winter, GTMF provides various community outreach programs, a Winter Festival in February, as well as broadcasts from The Metropolitan Opera’s Live in HD series.
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