Giuseppe Verdi’s “Nabucco,” the next presentation of The Met: Live in HD, will be telecast at Guild Hall on Saturday at 1 p.m. Placido Domingo performs the title role; his longtime collaborator James Levine conducts the Met orchestra.
The opera, Verdi’s third, which premiered in Milan in 1842, dramatizes the biblical story of the fall of ancient Jerusalem at the hands of Nebuchadnezzar, or Nabucco. The first part takes place around the destruction of the first temple in Jerusalem in 586 B.C., with the remainder set in various locations in the city of Babylon.
Other principals are Liudmyla Monastyrska as Abigaille, a female warrior, Jamie Barton as Fenena, and Dmitri Belosselskiy as the stentorian voice of the oppressed Hebrew people. Tickets are $22, $20 for members, $15 for students.