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  • proper noun A character in the opera Nabucco (1842) by Giuseppe Verdi.

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  • There are certain roles that are famous voice wreckers such as Abigaille in "Nabucco," or Minnie in "The Girl of the Golden West," and Tristan and Isolde are among the most notorious in the repertory.

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  • There are certain roles that are famous voice wreckers such as Abigaille in "Nabucco," or Minnie in "The Girl of the Golden West," and Tristan and Isolde are among the most notorious in the repertory.

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  • Though "Va, Pensiero" is the top ten tune, I'm a total sucker for the music of the crazy King Nabucco and his even crazier daughter Abigaille.

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  • Ms. Guleghina has lately attacked her roles — Lady Macbeth, Tosca, Adriana Lecouvreur, Abigaille — with more force-of-will than vocal glamour, so things did not look good for her first Met Turandot.

    Lindstrom Shines as Last-Minute Soprano in 'Turandot'

  • But in the voice-killing role of Abigaille in Verdi's early hit "Nabucco," the veteran soprano Maria Guleghina chooses gleeful camp over classiness.

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  • Declaring himself both king and god, he goes insane and Abigaille, who is thought to be his oldest daughter, take power, By the end of the night, Nabucco regains his faculties and his throne, and Abigaille commits suicide - but before dying urges Fenena Nabucco's actual daughter be reunited with Ismaele, the nephew of the king of Jerusalem.

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  • Declaring himself both king and god, he goes insane and Abigaille, who is thought to be his oldest daughter, take power, By the end of the night, Nabucco regains his faculties and his throne, and Abigaille commits suicide - but before dying urges Fenena Nabucco's actual daughter be reunited with Ismaele, the nephew of the king of Jerusalem.

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  • The Ukrainian soprano returned to the Metropolitan Opera's production of Verdi's "Nabucco" as Abigaille on Tuesday night, a famously difficult role she sang when the staging debuted a decade ago.

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  • Maria Guleghina, no stranger to the daunting part of Abigaille, joins a cast that also features Yonghoon Lee, Zeljko Lučić, and Carlo Colombara; Paolo Carignani.

    The New Yorker

  • Maria Guleghina, no stranger to the daunting part of Abigaille, joins a cast that also features Yonghoon Lee, Zeljko Lučić, and Carlo Colombara; Paolo Carignani.

    The New Yorker

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