"...When I am alone with my notes, my heart pounds and the tears stream from my eyes, and my emotion and my joys are too much to bear." -- Giuseppe Verdi
In the opera that put Giuseppe Verdi on the map, follow the plight of the Hebrews of Babylonia as they are assaulted, conquered, and ultimately exiled from their homeland. Within this backdrop of exiles yearning for their homeland is a love story, but can love flourish in such a place and time?
Experience the anguish as Nebuchadnezzar, King of Babylonia, destroys the Temple and forces the Hebrews from their homeland. Follow their journey as they are taken into bondage, and feel their grief. One of the highlights is the famous chorus "Va Pensiero," which expreses Hebrew slaves' longing to their homeland, and which became the unofficial national anthem of Italy.
Sung in Italian with English and Spanish projected titles.
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