Plácido Domingo Returns To PBS As ‘Nabucco’

(Photo: Marty Sohl/Metropolitan Opera) Placido Domingo and Liudmyla Monastyrska take on Nabucco in LA.

On May 7, Plácido Domingo returns to great performances on PBS.

The tenor-turned-baritone stars in Verdi’s “Nabucco” from the Metropolitan Opera’s recent revival of the composer’s early masterwork.

Domingo is joined by an exceptional cast that includes the dramatic soprano Liudmyla Monastyrska as Abigaille and Dmitry Belosselskiy as Zaccaria. Jamie Barton stars as Fenena while Russell Thomas is Ismaele. James Levine conducted the revival in Elijah Moshinsky’s classic production.

When the opera was shown in December, it obtained rave reviews and OperaWire wrote that “Placido Domingo, 75, Is Still a Rockstar.”

This is the fifth opera shown from this year’s Live in HD series on PBS. Previously the series began with Wagner’s “Tristan und Isolde” in January and was followed by Mozart’s ‘Don Giovanni” and Saariaho’s “L’Amour de Loin.” Gounod’s “Roméo et Juliette” will also be shown prior to “Nabucco.” This year marks the eleventh season since the Metropolitan Opera and PBS reunited to present opera.


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Francisco Salazar
FRANCISCO SALAZAR, (Publisher) worked as a reporter for Latin Post where he has had the privilege of interviewing numerous opera stars including Anita Rachvelshvili and Ailyn Perez. He also worked as an entertainment reporter where he covered the New York and Tribeca Film Festivals and interviewed many celebrities such as Antonio Banderas, Edgar Ramirez and Benedict Cumberbatch. He currently freelances for Remezcla. He holds a Masters in Media Management from the New School and a Bachelor's in Film Production and Italian studies from Hofstra University.

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