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Your Reaction: Nabucco live on BP Big Screens and YouTube

What did you think of Verdi's epic opera starring Plácido Domingo?

By Chris Shipman (Head of Brand Engagement and Social Media)

9 June 2016 at 10.29pm | 16 Comments

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What did you think of Nabucco live on BP Big Screens and YouTube?
Let us know via the comments below.

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By Chris Shipman (Head of Brand Engagement and Social Media)

9 June 2016 at 10.29pm

This article has been categorised Opera and tagged BP Big Screens, by Daniele Abbado, live stream, Nabucco, Production, Social Media, twitter, your reaction, YouTube

This article has 16 comments

  1. James Diotte responded on 9 June 2016 at 10:47pm Reply

    I just wanted to sincerely thank the ROH and its partners for this fantastic live broadcast. It was a pleasure to hear such a great cast sing this opera. Bravo to the cast and chorus! And bravo to free internet streaming of world class opera!

  2. Gigi T responded on 9 June 2016 at 11:09pm Reply

    Only caught post interval acts as didn't know it was being streamed for all. Absolutely brilliant idea, please do this for more productions.That Senor Domingo can still project prone on the stage floor and with a cold, was truly amazing. What an actor!
    Why not e-mail 'Friends' of ROH in advance so we know when productions are 'live' on youtube? Maestro Domingo stated that new audiences of the 40-60 and 20 plus age needed to be attracted to opera and live streaming whether to cinemas or home computers is an ideal strategy.

  3. Hans Traarbach responded on 9 June 2016 at 11:23pm Reply

    I watched this beautiful Nabucco with all the superstars online. I had a great evening (in Amsterdam, The Netherlands), I'm so happy I could see this. Thank you very much.

  4. ana Tryon responded on 9 June 2016 at 11:39pm Reply

    Thank you very much from presenting nabucco on the web. I'm in Puerto Rico and is one of the few ways I can enjoy opera and concerts. Placido Domingo was awesome.

  5. Tony harrison responded on 10 June 2016 at 12:39am Reply

    Brilliant performances and production. I had to travel a long way . How does a location get a big screen. Is it the local council or you who pay for them. How can I talk to someone about it my mobile no is 07817467471 or you can email me

  6. Peter Stephen responded on 10 June 2016 at 1:05am Reply

    I was in the opera house tonight for the live screening of Nabucco. The singing and orchestra were world class as ever... but the production! Oh! dear what a wasted opportunity. There is so much drama and passion in the bible just waiting to be laid out before a willing audience. Why then impose on us a weak grey version in modern dress? The greatest singer of our time playing the most ruthless king in the old testament... Come on ROH we the audience wanted you to tell the story as it was written. You only had to ask us!

  7. Gonzalo responded on 10 June 2016 at 2:24am Reply

    I watched from Lima, Perú. Was a fantastic performance. Living legend Plácido Domingo was terrific and his aria, Dio mi giuda was very emotional... And he sung it on the floor. Thrilling. The rest of the cast was very good. Didn´t like the staging. Chorus and Orchestra at Royal Opera House Level: Very good!.... But the show was from living legend! Thank you Royal Opera House!

  8. Norma Boschetti responded on 10 June 2016 at 2:55am Reply

    Spectacular!!!! Unbelievable!!! Placido Domingo brought the House down!!! I was reduced to tears! Please continue transmuting from the Royal Opera House. This was proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy!!!!!!!The entire cast was out of this world. CONGRATULATIONS! BRAVO TUTTI!

  9. Leonor responded on 10 June 2016 at 3:23am Reply

    Thank you ROH, for making this live performance of NABUCCO available online this afternoon in the USA and having the opportunity to see and hear the great Placido Domingo as Nabucco, along with his wonderful colleagues. What a treat!

  10. Lan Xiao responded on 10 June 2016 at 1:30pm Reply

    Just also want to add that I really look forward to seeing Maestro Domingo return to Royal Opera for other Verdi roles. Hope we can hear such announcement soon.

  11. Andrea responded on 10 June 2016 at 1:36pm Reply

    Thank you so much, ROH and partners, for making it possible to particpate in great performances like this one! It was a great joy to watch and listen to such a great cast! Being located in Germany it's so beautiful being able to enjoy great performances from afar.

  12. Julia Kwan responded on 10 June 2016 at 9:04pm Reply

    Thank you for screening Nabucco (some of the cast from ROH Carmelites arrange to meet once a year at BP screenings). The cast and orchestra were very good, but did find the sets rather minimalist and being in 1940s dress lacked a certain biblical atmosphere. However, the drama and singing picked up in Act 2 onwards and although one didn't know the stories of the Hebrew slaves, one sensed their pain and struggles as they sang Va pensiero (Hebrew slaves chorus).
    Many themes throughout of betrayal, redemption and forgiveness, and portrayed very well by the soloists and cast. A legend to see Placido Domingo a good evening overall

  13. Loge responded on 12 June 2016 at 12:35pm Reply

    Placido Domingo should simply retire as a singer and concentrate on conducting, teaching, scouting and so on. He's a great musician and for this reason he should simply accept that his time is up.

  14. Jutta Paesold responded on 13 June 2016 at 4:58pm Reply

    Thank you for this perfect possibility to take part in a great evening by Life Transmission. Nabucco is a wonderful opera with everlasting themes and messages. The transfer into the middle of the last century underlines the connection to the story of the Jews in near past. The chorus was excellent, especially in "Va, pensiero". The cast was dominated by Monastyrska und especially Maestro Domingo. He gave all his talent, experience and love into this role and brought to live a colourful, finally humble king Nabucco!
    Da bocca al lupo for today's performance!

  15. Antonella Gasbarri responded on 14 June 2016 at 3:38pm Reply

    Placido Domingo is the BEST singer/actor/musician/artist of all times!!! His Nabucco is absolutely magnificent!! And His Dio di Giuda is simply unique and sublime!!!

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