Plácido Domingo stars in Verdi’s “Nabucco” Live in HD, and James Levine conducts

The new opera year begins January 7 as the legendary Plácido Domingo takes on the title role of Nabucco, the King of Babylon under the baton of James Levine. Liudmyla Monastyrska sings Abigaille, the warrior woman determined to rule empires, and Jamie Barton is the heroic Fenena. Russell Thomas is Ismaele, nephew to the King of Jerusalem and Dmitry Belosselskiy is the stentorian voice of the oppressed Hebrew people.

The Met’s newest opera “L’Amour de Loin” will be seen Live in HD, with debut of Susanna Mälkki as conductor

Kaija Saariaho’s L’Amour de Loin (“Love From Afar”), is one of the most highly praised operas of recent years. It had its debut at the Salzburg Festival directed by Peter Sellars with Dawn Upshaw as Clémence and Dwayne Croft as Jaufré Rudel, which received critical success. In 2002, L’Amour de Loin had its U.S. premiere at the Santa Fe Opera.