- 30. 5. 2017
- 19.00 — DERNIÉRA
Nabucco, who is punished with madness by Jehovah, has to face machinations on the part of his supposed daughter, Abigaille. He ultimately admits his error and Jehovah’s power and gives the Jews back their freedom.
The most impressive aspect of the opera is the mass scenes, one of which, the Chorus of Hebrew Slaves “Va, pensiero, sull’alli dorate” (Fly, thought, upon gilded wings) in Act 3, at the time became the expression of the Italian nation’s desire for independence and — together with the Triumph March from Verdi’s Aida — is among the most famous opera melodies there is. The premiere took place on 9 March 1842 at La Scala with Verdi’s second wife, Giuseppina Strepponi, in the role of Abigaille.
The opera is staged in Italian original version and Czech and English surtitles are used in the performance.
author: Giuseppe Verdi
conductor: Hilary Griffiths, Richard Hein, Rastislav štúr
stage director: Karel Němec
sets: Ulrich Hüstebeck
costumes: Josef Jelínek
cast: Martin Bárta/Miguelangelo Cavalcanti/Richard Haan, Anda—Louise Bogza/Jolana Fogašová, Jana Horáková Levicová/Jana Sýkorová/Andrea Tögel Kalivodová ad.
duration of the performance: 2 hours and 30 minutes, 1 intermission