Royal Opera House: Nabucco
- UK release: 29 April 2013
See the Royal Opera House's production of Verdi's biblical opera on the big screen.
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This is a cinema presentation streamed live from the Teatro alla Scala
Libretto by Temistocle Solera
Sung in Italian
The opera of Va’ pensiero brought Verdi, not yet thirty, an international success which stretched from Europe to America.
The protagonist Leo Nucci guides a company of singers that is necessarily hardened, given the subject at hand.
It is a choral opera of biblical majesty, in which the threatening Babylonian emperor stalks through a world of contrasts, starting with that of the Jewish people whom he has subjugated. The incisive and inventive slant of the music gives life to interwoven events served with a generous helping of pride, resentment, superstition and the spirit of conversion.
Conductor: Nicola Luisotti
Director: Daniele Abbado
Sets and costumes: Alison Chitty
Lights: Alessandro Carletti
Choreographic movements: Simona Bucci
Video: Luca Scarzella
Nabucco: Leo Nucci
Ismaele: Aleksandrs Antonenko
Zaccaria: Vitalij Kowaljow
Abigaille: Liudmyla Monastyrska
Fenena: Veronica Simeoni
High Priest of Baal: Ernesto Panariello
Abdallo: Giuseppe Veneziano
Anna: Tatyana Ryaguzova
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