Reviewers for the Star-Tribune and Pioneer Press glowed about the company’s season-opening production. In the Star-Tribune, Larry Fuchsberg wrote “on opening night the laurels went to Brenda Harris, long a local favorite. She not only conquered the cruelly difficult, soprano-eating role of Abigaille but made the character more than a shrill monster.” In the Pioneer Press, Rob Hubbard called “Nabucco” a “colorful and superbly sung production.”
Remaining performances of Verdi’s are tonight, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday at the Ordway Center for the Performing Arts. See MNuet’s calendar for details.
Pictured: (right) Brenda Harris as Abigaille, presumed daughter of Nabucco and Company; (top) Harris and Jason Howard as Nabucco, King of Babylon. Photos by Michal Daniel for Minnesota Opera.