The opulence of the set painting (only partly visible here) was a highlight of WNO’s new “Nabucco,” and Domingo-Cafritz young artist Soloman Howard did a great job as the High Priest of Baal. Photo by Scott Suchman. (Scott Suchman)
In any case, this is a debate where I can see both sides, as my review of the Saturday night opening perhaps demonstrates. But I think it’s encouraging that people care this much, since I’d venture to say it’s been a while since WNO has put on a production that made people care at all.
Other views: Charles T. Downey on Ionarts. Tim Smith promises a review soon in the Baltimore Sun.
What were your thoughts on “Nabucco”?
Anne Midgette came to the Washington Post in 2008, when she consolidated her various cultural interests under the single title of chief classical music critic. She blogs at The Classical Beat.