Last month Rising Alternative presented Verdi’s Nabucco in a live broadcast from Teatro alla Scala in Milan Italy as part of its Performing Arts in HD Cinema series. Nabucco one of Verdi’s most beloved operas premiered at La Scala in 1842 and has been an international success ever since. This new production stars celebrated baritone and renowned Verdi interpreter Leo Nucci as the titular king of Babylon with Aleksandrs Antonenko Vitalij Kowaljow and Liudmyla Monastyrska rounding out the cast. Nicola Luisotti conducts. Following Nabucco there will be nine more live transmissions in 2013 from Europe’s greatest cultural institutions into cinemas worldwide. Artists such as Jonas Kaufmann Anja Harteros Thomas Hampson Ramon Vargas Patricia Racette Marcelo Alvarez and Violeta Urmana star in performances of Rigoletto La Traviata Don Carlo Falstaff and more in the coming season.