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”?