Opera at the Movies
Opera for Everyone
The Movie Mill presents the Royal Opera House’s production of Giuseppe Verdi’s famous opera Nabucco from London’s Covent Garden. The opera established Verdi’s reputation as an opera composer, and tells of the plight of the Jews during the reign of Babylonian King Nabucco (in English, Nebuchadnezzar). The best-known number from the opera is the “Chorus of the Hebrew Slaves,” a chorus which is regularly given an encore in many opera houses when performed today.