December 29, 2023
After scoring unanimously glowing reviews for the fall run, on December 29, 2023, George Gagnidze reprises the role of Nabucco at the Metropolitan Opera New York for eight additional shows through January 26, 2024. The January 6 performance will be part of the Met’s Live in HD series of cinema transmissions. “Elijah Moshinsky’s “Nabucco” production has an old-school, 1980s throwback charm, with its imposing, multiuse unit set that turns on the Met’s revolving stage, even though it arrived at the company in 2001. It harks back to a time when singers were almost solely responsible for delivering the drama, and that’s what Gagnidze did: He shaped Nabucco’s full character arc with his baritone, from the sheeny resonance and dripping venom of a boastful king to the long, stately lines of a penitent one.”, this is what Oussama Zahr wrote in The New York Times.