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Il sacro fuoco

Here’s recent Met debutante Liudmyla Monastyrska in that ultimate “furibonda” role, Abigaille in Nabucco, which she’s currently performing at the Royal Opera.

Why this “inert corpse of a production” dresses the leading lady as Magda Sorel is anyone’s guess. Is Abigaille’s look an hommage to Maria Callas in I Vespri Siciliani?